8:30 pm Thursday live update: Sunshine to return with warmer temperatures Friday & Saturday..more rain returns Saturday night into Sunday


Quiet weather settles into the ArkLaTex for the next few days with warmer temperatures. A weak disturbance could bring a little rain to the area Saturday night into Sunday morning. More rain will be possible by the middle of the workweek.

8:30 pm Thursday live update:

Tonight’s live update rundown: 1. Two days of sunshine to enjoy. 2. First of a series of disturbances will bring more rain Saturday night into Sunday. 3. More rain likely next week. 4. A drier weather pattern could settle in the longer-term. Details in tonight’s 16-day ‘Grain of Salt’ outlook.

Thursday was a mostly cloudy day around the ArkLaTex. The day began with some scattered showers that ended during the morning. Look for the clouds the continue to decrease tonight. Sunshine will return to the area Friday and should stick around through Saturday with a few clouds starting to mix in with the sunshine Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be warmer during the day and still rather cold at night. Look for overnight lows to be in the mid to upper 30s. Daytime highs will warm into the upper 50s to low 60s.

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A weak disturbance will bring more clouds to the area Saturday night. Scattered showers will try to develop over parts of the area late Saturday night and Sunday morning. This chance for the scattered shower will likely continue through Sunday. Because of the clouds and rain, temperatures Sunday will likely be cooler with highs in the low to mid-50s.

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We’ll take a break from the rain in between disturbances Monday. More rain will likely spread into our area late Monday night and Tuesday. That rain threat very well could linger through next Thursday. Temperatures will stay rather mild despite the clouds and rain during this period. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s. Lows will warm into the 40s. A third disturbance could bring another chance for some rain by next weekend. I’ll have the latest on the weather for the week ahead in tonight’s live update coming up in this article Thursday evening at 8:30 pm. It will include the latest 16-day ‘Grain of Salt’ outlook the is hinting at colder temperatures by the end of the first week of February.

–Todd Warren

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