830pm Tue Live Update: Warming trend gives way to a cold weekend

Futurecast

Warming trend to begin despite lots of clouds.  Rain possible Thursday and looks likely for Friday night into Saturday morning.  Coldest air of the season so far possible early next week.

830pm Live Update:

Tuesday was another mostly cloudy and chilly day around the Arklatex.  Temperatures began in the mid to upper 30s and warmed into the upper 40s to low 50s.  We should see the warming trend ramp up in the next few days thanks to an increase in a south to southwesterly wind.  Look for lows Wednesday morning to be in the low to mid 40s.  Daytime highs Wednesday will climb into the mid to upper 50s which is rather typical for this time of year.  That is just the beginning of the warming trend.  Highs should return to the mid to upper 60s by the end of the week.  As the warmer and more moist air moves into our area, we will see a chance for some scattered light rain showers Thursday. 

See the latest 36 hour outlook from Futurecast here:    

The warmer air wont’ stick around very long.  A very strong cold front will quickly move through the area late Friday night and Saturday morning.  This front will produce a line of showers and a few thunderstorms.  As of right now, I’m still not too concerned about any severe weather.  Rainfall amounts of one to two inches look likely now for most of the area.  We will have to keep an eye on how this affects area lakes and rivers.  That rain will quickly end Saturday morning as some colder and dryer air moves in thanks to a gusty northwesterly wind.  Saturday will likely see morning temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.  We will likely tumble well into the 40s by the time the sun sets Saturday evening.  That cool down is just the beginning.  It is still looking possible that we could see some of the coldest air of the season so far to begin next week.  Overnight lows Saturday and Sunday nights will dip well into the 20s.  I would not be surprised if a few isolate spots dip into the upper teens to low 20s.    Daytime highs Sunday and Monday will be well below normal in the 30s and 40s despite the return of lots of sunshine.   It appears that our next shot at rain will probably hold off until the middle of next week.  It looks like we should warm up enough by then that winter precip will not be on the table.  Stay Tuned!!

Average High/Low for today’s date:  57/36.

–Todd Warren

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