Threat of scattered thunderstorms to return for late Friday and Friday night. Most of the weekend looks dry. More strong storms with heavy rain expected next week.
Thursday was a mostly cloudy and warm day. Widespread showers and thunderstorms early in the day gave way to much more scattered activity. Expect a chance for a few more scattered thundershowers Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms will probably become much more numerous Friday afternoon through Friday night. Any storms will likely exit the area to the east Saturday morning giving way to a mainly dry weekend. We will likely stay mostly cloudy Saturday. Expect some sunshine to return to the Arklatex Sunday and part of Monday.
Rainfall Friday should be manageable and the severe weather risk looks rather low. The Storm Prediction Center indicates that our severe weather risk for Friday will be marginal at best. See the latest outlook from Futurecast below.
Look for the active and very wet weather pattern to return next week. Models indicate a good chance for showers and thunderstorms starting Tuesday. We could see the threat for storms with some heavy rain each day through the rest of next week and possibly next weekend. Models indicate that we will again be dealing with heavy rain with another three to five inches or more possible. Keep in mind the totals depicted in the map below only go out to Thursday.
Temperatures in the week ahead will be near or slightly above normal during the day. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows will stay above normal mainly in the 60s.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 81/59.