830pm Live Update: Rain to depart but cold will stick around.

Futurecast

More than a week of dry weather possible in the wake of today’s heavy rain.  Freezing temperatures look likely for most of the area.  Temperatures could be close to normal by the weekend.

830pm Live Update:

Monday was a very soggy day around the Arklatex.  Most of the area received at least an inch of rain but some areas including the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area received amounts in the two to six inch range.  The good news is that the heaviest of the rain is now over and that the rain threat will likely end Monday evening.  Freezing temperatures are likely over the northwest half of the area tonight.

Expect the clouds to stick around over most of the area Tuesday.  This combined with a strong upper level low moving over us will bring temperatures that will struggle to make it into the low to mid 40s.  The clouds will move out Tuesday night which wil allow temperatures over much of the Arklatex to dip into the mid to upper 20s across the north and upper 20s to low 30s across the south. A Freeze Warning is in effect for part of the area. It could get a few degrees colder Wednesday night with most of the area dipping into the mid to upper 20s.  See the latest outlook from Futurecast below:

The good news is that we will get a chance to dry out for most of the week ahead.  Models are hinting at a weak disturbance that could bring a chance for a few showers Sunday, but that is not yet set in stone.  Expect a decent warm up after Wednesday night’s freezing temperatures.  Daytime highs will return to the mid 60s by Saturday.  Overnight lows will return to the low 40s.  The disturbance Sunday will likely halt the warming briefly as highs will fall back to the mid to upper 50s.  Lows will retreat to the upper 30s to low 40s.  Our next best shot at some rain looks like it will hold of until next Wednesday or possibly Thanksgiving.

Despite our recent heavy rain, the Red River is expect to stay below Flood Stage across the Arklatex  See the latest forecast for locations along the river by clicking here.

Average High/Low for today’s date: 69/46.

–Todd Warren

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