Dogwoods have been blooming the sun shining the past several days, giving the appearance that though spring break for the schools is over, spring is finally here for the long term.
Christian Green, 3, Norris City, not yet old enough to have returned to school, on Monday afternoon was taking advantage of the spring weather and enjoying the playground equipment at Karel Park.
The spring sun Wednesday and Thursday may turn to give us the other side of spring - thundershowers.
The National Weather Service predicts mostly cloudy skies Wednesday with a high near 80 and breezy, with a south wind 14 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 28 mph.
Wednesday night showers and possibly thunderstorms are forecast. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. The low is predicted around 54 with a south wind 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent, according to the National Weather Service. If thunderstorms become severe, high wind, hail and even a tornado are possible.