Rain threat for the ArkLaTex will soon end. Hot, humid, and dry weather pattern settles in with near normal temperatures for the next several days.
Flood producing rainfall fell on the northern edge of the ArkLaTex Monday night and Tuesday morning. Radar estimates indicate that anywhere from 6 to 16″ of rain fell over parts of Howard, Hempstead, and Nevada counties. The rest of the area was hot and mainly dry with a few scattered afternoon storms.
The good news is that most of the rain has left the areas affected by the flooding and that we will likely see dry conditions for most of the week ahead. With the upper-level weakness associated with the remnants of Barry moving towards the east, upper-level high pressure will build into the southern half of the country. This ridge will shut off the rain and produce near normal temperatures for most of the week ahead. Expect daytime highs to be in the low to mid-90s. Overnight lows will mainly be in the low to mid-70s.
Changes could be on the way by the beginning of next week. Models are indicating that we will see the ridge over the eastern half of the country break down. This will result in a cold front that could make it through the ArkLaTex bring the threat of more rain to begin next week. Stay Tuned!
Average High/Low for today’s date 94/73.