Your ArkLaTex Weather Authority Team

Sunshine returns for the weekend with mild temperatures

Weather

Look for sunshine to return this weekend with near-normal temperatures.  Next week will be warmer and mainly dry despite lots of clouds.  Our next best chance of rain holds off until next weekend.

Friday was a cloudy day around the ArkLaTex.  Thanks to lots of clouds and some rain, temperatures were much cooler.  Temperatures began in the mid to upper 40s and warmed into the low to middle 60s.

Click here for more radar views and the latest warnings and advisories issued by the National Weather Service.

CLICK HERE to see the latest radar estimates of rain received during the past 24 hours.

Another warming trend will begin this weekend thanks to the return of plenty of sunshine.  Lows Saturday morning will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.  Look for daytime highs to return to the low to middle 60s.  

Upper-level high pressure will be extending over the southern half of the country this weekend and for much of next week.  This will limit any threat of any rain and bring above-normal temperatures.  Futurecast shows that we will likely start with lots of clouds Saturday morning over the southern half of the area.  Those clouds will give way to lots of sunshine.  That sunshine will likely stick around through Monday with a gradual warm-up.  Daytime highs by Monday will warm into the lower 70s.

CLICK HERE to see more forecasts from Futurecast.

That warming trend will continue through most of next week.  As the upper ridge strengthens over the Gulf of Mexico and an upper-level trough forms over the western US, a strong southwesterly upper-level flow will increase clouds over our area.  A breezy south wind will counter the increase in clouds allowing for the warming trend to continue next week.  By next Friday, daytime highs will be in the upper 70s with a few low 80s possible.  Overnight lows will warm to the upper 50s to lower 60s.

See your the weather pictures shared on the air and submit your own here!

We will see a very slight chance of rain Thursday and Friday.  That chance for rain will increase Saturday and Sunday as a cold front moves into the area. Some thunder will be possible but due to the lack of upper-level support, severe weather is not anticipated at this time.  The longer-range weather outlook is looking cooler with highs retreating to the 60s behind this cold front.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine while you can.

–Todd Warren 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Weather Authority 7 Day Forecasts

Shreveport 7 Day Forecast

Shreveport 7 Day Forecast

Shreveport 7 Day Forecast

Texarkana 7 Day Forecast

Texarkana 7 Day Forecast

Natchitoches 7 Day Forecast

Natchitoches 7 Day Forecast

Minden 7 Day Forecast

Minden 7 Day Forecast

Hope 7 day Forecast

Hope 7 day Forecast

De Queen 7 Day Forecast

De Queen 7 Day Forecast

Mt. Pleasant 7 Day Forecast

Mt. Pleasant 7 Day Forecast

Carthage 7 day Forecast

Carthage 7 day Forecast

Marshall 7 day Forecast

Marshall 7 day Forecast

Jefferson 7 Day Forecast

Jefferson 7 Day Forecast

Interactive Radar

Trending Stories

Continuously updated timelapses from around the ArkLaTex
Latest image from Downtown Shreveport
Latest one hour loop from Pinpoint Doppler
Today's severe weather risk outlook
Tomorrow's severe weather risk outlook
Loving Living Local 600x600

Don't Miss