SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The last of the clouds will scoot out of the ArkLaTex this morning, and returning sunshine will begin a warming trend that will give us one of the warmer Christmas patterns in recent memory.
Tuesday morning will be cold and foggy. We have dense fog developing in northeast Texas as well as Oklahoma, and we expect that fog will develop in Arkansas and Louisiana prior to sunrise as well. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for much of the ArkLaTex until 9 a.m. Sunrise temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s.
Mostly sunny skies this afternoon will warm our temperatures to near-average for the date with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Wind will be light and out of the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour.
The warming trend this week will eventually carry into the overnights, but we have one more cold night to get through. Clear skies and light wind will let our temperatures fall into the 30s again tonight. We may see a another brief freeze near and north of Interstate-30.
A south breeze returns tomorrow and that will start the parade of above-average temperatures through Christmas weekend. We will be in the low to mid-60s under sunny skies Wednesday, with partly cloudy and breezy weather developing Thursday through Christmas Day. Highs will be in the 70s and low 80s during this stretch, we may not break many records, but it will be a close call.
For those of you with travel plans outside of the ArkLaTex this weekend it will be very warm across the lower half of the country with this unseasonably warm weather expected to continue through early next week.
The next chance for rain in the ArkLaTex will return Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.