A cloudy, cool, and wet Wednesday

Near normal temps for most of the week ahead.

Wednesday to be a cloudy, cool, and rainy day.  Sunshine returns for the end of the work week and beginning of the weekend.  Another weak disturbance could bring rain Sunday. Temperatures to be near normal for most of the week.

A slow moving cold front continues to move across the southern half of the Arklatex Tuesday afternoon. Cooler continues to move to the south into the area.  With this much cooler air in place, some upper level energy will begin to squeeze out some rain starting very late tonight and especially during the day Wednesday.  All of us will likely see some rain, but the big question remains where it will be heaviest.  Futurecast shows that we'll see anywhere from 1/2 to 1" of rain mainly over E TX and NW LA.  Other models show that axis of 1/2 to 1" rain over NE TX and SW AR.

Once this disturbance clears the area, sunshine returns Thursday and will likely stick around through Saturday.  A second disturbance will track further north across the middle of the country Sunday.  Given its more northern location, I don't expect to see as good of a chance nor as much rain with this second system.  We should then dry out for the first half of next week.

Minus the rain cooled 50s that are expected Wednesday, temperatures in the week ahead should be pretty close to normal.  Daytime highs wil settle into mid to upper 60s.  Overnight lows will settle into the mid to upper 40s with some 50s possible late in the period. 

Average High/Low for today's date:  71/48.

--Todd Warren

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