830pm Live Update: Scattered storm threat to continue through the weekend


830pm Live Update:

Chance for showers and thunderstorms to continue but activity should remain scattered.  Focus shifts further south through Friday.  Hot and dry weather returns for most of next week.

Thursday was a mainly dry day for most of the Arklatex.  The showers and thunderstorms that developed last night over the northern half of the area didn’t make much progress to the south before weakening.  Look for the chance for the scattered shower and thunderstorm to be more focused over the southern half of the area Thursday night and Friday.  Unfortunately, this activity should be rather scattered so it is quite possible that some may be disappointed by the amount of rain they see.  This chance for rain will stay in the forecast through the weekend, but as we go through the weekend, expect the best rain chances to shift back to the northern half of the area by Sunday.  It is possible that we could have a few leftover thunderstorms Monday mainly over the northern half of the area.  

Models still indicate that those areas that do get rain could see totals that exceed one inch.  Our models is one of the soggiest and has rain potential of over 2″ over the southern quarter of the area.Models have backed off from the heavier totals that they were showing yesterday.  Temperatures during this period will be near normal at night in the low to mid 70s.  Daytime highs will be slightly below normal in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Look for upper level high pressure to regain control of our weather pattern for most of next week.  This will shut off any rain that we might see for most of the week.  It will also bring above normal temperatures with lows returning to the mid 70s and daytime highs returning to the mid to upper 90s.

Average high/low for today’s date:  95/73.

–Todd Warren

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