Coldest air of the season Thursday night

Sunshine returns Friday

Clouds remain over most of the Arklatex through Thursday.  Coldest air of the season so far possible Thursday night.  Sunshine returns Friday and remains through most of next week.

The Arklatex experienced lots of clouds Wednesday which kept temperatures across the region at well below normal levels.  Temperatures Wednesday struggled to make it into the upper 40s to low 50s.  Look for the clouds to remain over most of the area Thursday.  Consequently, temperatures will stay below normal during the day.  Lows Thursday morning will likely be in the 30s north to the low 40s south.  Daytime highs will remain in the upper 40s to low 50s.  Look for the clouds to dissipate over most of the area Thursday night.  This will combine with a light wind and very dry air to allow Thursday night lows to dip well into the 20s for most of the area.  Most locations could see the coldest temperatures of the season so far. 

The long range weather pattern shows a large upper level area of high pressure over the west coast of the US and a large trough over the eastern half of the country.  This will bring a northwesterly flow above us that will pretty much eliminate any rainfall chances from the forecast through most of next week. We might see a chance for some rain by the end of next week.  Daytime temperatures will eventually return to the 60s by Sunday.  Overnight lows in the week ahead will mainly be in the 30s.  With the pattern mentioned above, don't expect much of any rain. As the model below shows, we could stay dry through next Wednesday.

Average High/Low for today's date:  60/39.

--Todd Warren

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