Live Weather Update 2/7/19 830pm: Tonight’s agenda 1. Winter precip tomorrow night. 2. Wet start to next week. 3. “Grain of Salt” long range outlook.
Decrease in clouds leads to a cold Thursday night. Weak disturbance could bring winter precipitation Friday night. Heavy rain still looks possible early next week.
The much advertised change arrived on schedule Thursday as a strong cold front moved through the region. Temperatures began in the upper 60s to low 70s and have quickly dropped into the 30s and 40s. Look for the clouds to temporarily decrease Thursday night into Friday. This will allow temperatures to dip below freezing across the Arklatex with lows Friday morning in the low to mid 20s across the north to the upper 20s to low 30s across the south. Friday will be a rather chilly day. Another weak disturbance will approach the area and bring the return of lots of clouds. It is possible that we’ll see some light rain develop over parts of the area. Temperatures Friday night are forecast to dip to near or slightly below freezing levels. This will allow for a possible change to some winter mix of freezing rain/sleet/snow. This could cause some slick spots on area bridges and overpasses late Friday night. See the latest outlook from Futurecast below.
Temperatures Saturday will quickly rise above freezing in the morning. We will begin the weekend with a clouds sky rain chances Saturday are looking rather slim with highs in the low to mid 40s. The first in a series of disturbances will begin to drop more rain on the area Sunday. That rain will reach its peak Monday when a few thunderstorms will be possible over the southern half of the area. Look for the rain to diminish Tuesday. We could see some sunshine Wednesday before yet another disturbance bring another chance for rain by the end of next week. Models have decreased their projections on how much rain we might see early next week, but still show two to three inches over parts of the area.
Temperatures in the week ahead will gradually return to the 50s and 60s for highs. Overnight lows will return to the 40s and 50s.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 60/38.