Live Update 830pm:
Decent shot at some more rain to stick around for one more day. Expect some mild temperatures for the next few nights. More normal temperatures to return later this week.
Monday was another mostly cloudy day around the Arklatex. A weakening complex of showers and thunderstorms mainly moved across the northern half of the area during the morning. Temperatures stayed below normal with highs mainly in the 80s. There is still a shot that we could see more scattered shower and thunderstorm develop around the area Monday night and Tuesday. Futurecast is indicating that the chance for the rain could be highest over the southern half of the area in NW LA and E TX. Thanks to the clouds and rain, expect Tuesday be see temperatures that will once again be below normal. Daytime highs will likely be mainly in the mid to upper 80s.
Some drier air will begin to enter the area Tuesday night. This will shut off the chance for rain for the middle of the work week. It will also produce some rather mild nights for this time of year. Look for overnight lows to settle into the mid to upper 60s. Keep in mind that we typically see lows this time of year in the low to middle 70s. As the wind becomes more southerly later in the week, moisture will creep back into the Arklatex from the Gulf of Mexico. Consequently, lows will return to normal by the weekend.
Expect plenty of sunshine for the last half of the work week. Most of this period will be dry, but with the return of gulf moisture, we might see a stray shower or thunderstorm towards the end of the seven day period. We will also see a warming trend with the return of the sunshine. Daytime highs will eventually return to the mid 90s.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 94/73.