A warmer Wednesday. Weekend rain looks more promising.

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Dry weather continues into the weekend with up and down temperatures.  Rainfall looking more promising for Saturday night & Sunday. Soggy set up for Christmas?

Tuesday proved to be a dry and much cooler day around the Arklatex.  Temperatures have struggled to climb into the mid to upper 50s.  Look for a big but brief warm up for Wednesday. Temperatures Tuesday night will dip into the upper 20s to low 30s thanks to a clear sky and light wind. Look for the wind to pick up out of the southwest Wednesday.  That will combine with lots of sunshine to heat temperatures well into the 60s.  We will then see another cool down Thursday and Friday with temperatures dipping back to the upper 50s to low 60s Thursday and the mid 50s Friday.  Overnight lows for the rest of the work week will be in the 30s.

Models are now in better agreement in showing a goot shot for some rain this weekend.  Look for showers to begin to overspread the area Saturday night.  This rain will then decrease during the day Sunday.  A few rumbles of thunder will be possible but severe weather looks unlikely.  It also appears that the rain that we do get could be heavier with amounts of 1/2 to 1″ possible in spots.

 

We will then settle into a rather dry weather pattern again for much of next week.  With slightly above normal temperatures.  Looking ahead to Christmas, the one model that goes out that far is shows a bit of a flip in the upper level pattern that will allow some arctic air to dip into the Plains.  This air mass will slowly head east.  This could be a set up where warm moist air is transported over the cold air at the surface. Setting the stage for some winter precip in the form of ice.  We are still nearly two weeks out, so keep an eye on the Christmas outlook.  We could have some travel issues early that week.

Christmas Outlook: Rain with falling temps.  Some ice possible NW.  Temps fall through the 40s SHV with colder conditions further NW.

Average High/Low for today’s date:  59/38.

–Todd Warren

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