Dry hot and humid conditions to continue into the weekend. Chance for scattered thunderstorms returns Sunday. More widespread rain returns early next week.
Thursday was a dry day across the ArkLaTex with a mix of sunshine and clouds. Temperatures began in the upper 60s to low 70s. Daytime highs climb into the low to mid 90s. Expect the dry weather to continue for the next few days. We will see a mix of sunshine and clouds Friday with temperatures that will stay above normal. Expect morning low temperatures in the mid-70s. Daytime highs Friday will climb into the low to mid 90s. The dry weather will continue Saturday as once again we will see a mix of sunshine and clouds with lows in the mid-70s and highs in the low to mid 90s.
Upper level high-pressure which will be responsible for the dry and hot conditions will be in ease a bit to the east Sunday. This will allow a slight chance for the scattered thunderstorms to return to the forecast to end the weekend. Look for rainfall chances to increase Monday and possibly Tuesday. Models indicate that rainfall in the week ahead will be heaviest over the northern half of the area. There rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches will be possible. The southern half of the area can expect to see amounts of around 1 inch.
As rainfall chances increase, expect daytime highs to decrease. Daytime highs will likely settle into the mid to upper 80s to begin the work week. Overnight lows will be in the low to middle 70s. Look for slightly warmer temperatures by the end of next week as rainfall chances again decrease.
Average High and low temperatures for today’s date: 91/70.