Imelda still expected to bring rain to most of the ArkLaTex. Rainfall projections have decreased. Slightly above normal temperatures return next week with more rain possible by midweek.
Live Update Thursday 9 pm:
Tonight’s live update rundown: 1. Update on Imelda’s rainfall. 2. A very warm and dry weekend. 3. More rain possible next week. 4. Watching FOUR tropical systems in the Atlantic 5. The Latest 16-Day ‘Grain of Salt’ Outlook.
Thursday was a partly to mostly cloudy day around the ArkLaTex. After a dry start, rainfall increased from north to south. Temperatures climbed into the 80s. Expect the threat of rain to become more widespread Thursday night through Friday. The threat for the heaviest rain will begin the Thursday evening over the southern part of the area. This threat will shift to the northwest by late Thursday night through Friday.
Models have backed off dramatically on rainfall projections for our area. It now appears that the eastern half of the area will receive less than 1″ of rain. This will probably include Shreveport. The heaviest rain will be over the western half of the area where generally speaking, we will see 1 to 3 inches of rain. Don’t be surprised to hear about a few isolated spots that pick up 4-5″.
Friday’s scattered showers and thunderstorms should rapidly end Friday evening after sunset. We will stay mostly cloudy Friday night with sunshine returning to mix in with the clouds for the weekend. Rain will remain a slight possibility this weekend through Monday. Another disturbance will bring a better chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday. We will then return to the mainly dry weather pattern for the rest of next week.
Once the remnants of Imelda move out, we will return to the above normal temperature pattern next week. The good news is that while temperatures will be above normal, they won’t be as hot as we experienced earlier this week.
Tune in to a live update on the rain tonight and Friday this evening at around 9 pm.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 88/65.