320pm Live Radar Update: Thunderstorms to bring drought relief

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3:20pm Live Storm Update:

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain in the coming days.  Several inches of rain possible in spots.  Next week looks drier and hotter.

Wednesday was a dry day for most of the Arklatex.  Showers and thunderstorms invaded the northern half of the area during the afternoon.  Look for the threat of rain to gradually shift to the south during the next few days. We’ll see an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms as far south as interstate 20 in E TX and NW LA tonight.  The Storm Prediction Center indicates that our severe risk is looking low but it is possible that one or two cells could briefly become severe with wind the biggest concern. More storms will develop and move across most of the area during the day Thursday.  It looks like the rain will be most widespread during the morning hours.  Expect the occasional wave of rain to continue to move across the Arklatex Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The rain will will become less widespread as we go through the weekend.

It is a good thing that we are experiencing drought conditions over the area as we could see some impressive rainfall totals in spots.  As of now, models indicate that rainfall totals could be in the 3 to 5 inch range over NE TX, SW AR, and SE OK.  One to two inches of rain can be expected further south in E TX and NW LA.  

Temperatures during the time will be below normal during the day.  Expect daytime highs in the mid to upper 80s.  Overnight lows for the entire week ahead will be in the low to mid 70s.

A drier weather pattern returns to the Arklatex next week.  Look for plenty of sunshine for most of the week.  Daytime highs will return to the mid to upper 90s.  Overnight lows will return to the middle 70s.

Average High/Low for today’s date: 95/73.

–Todd Warren  

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