SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – (Video updated at 9 a.m.) We will begin the week with hot and humid weather, but an incoming cold front will bring a few cooling rain showers and thunderstorms as we move through the day.
This morning temperatures are in the low to mid-70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Radar shows rain and storms ongoing to the north of the ArkLaTex where the cold front is currently located. The front will move slowly through the region today, bringing an increasing chance for rain and a few thunderstorms later this morning and especially throughout the afternoon and evening. Given the slow movement of the front which may eventually stall out across the southern half of the ArkLaTex, we may see rain and a few storms continue overnight and into Tuesday. See the latest loop of futurecast:
The SPC has placed areas along and north of I-20 in the ‘marginal risk’ outlook for severe weather. A few storms could produce high wind or large hail, especially during the warmest hours of the day.
This cold front won’t be as kind as the front that brought the cool July temperatures last week. We will have a lot of areas with highs in the 80s today, but we will return to the low to mid-90s for much of the week. Wind will be out the southwest this morning, with a slow turn to the north for a few hours later in the day as the front passes. Unfortunately, a south breeze will return quickly overnight, and that’s why we will stay hot and humid throughout the week.
Rainfall accumulations in most areas will be less than an inch, but we could see accumulations in the 1 to 2 inch range in some areas.
After a lingering storm or two Tuesday, we will be dry for much of the week with only 20 percent chances for rain later this week and into the weekend.