A cold front draped across the ArkLaTex is bringing temperatures ranging from the 30s north of I-30, to the low 60s south of I-20. We also have several areas of patchy to dense fog, especially along and south of I-20. This large temperature spread will carry into the afternoon with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s north of I-20, to the mid 50s in Shreveport, to the low 60s in Many and Natchitoches.
Due to the lingering front, and a disturbance overhead we will continue to see scattered rain showers, drizzle, and perhaps a few thunderstorms. No severe weather is expected, and winds will be light and out of the northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. The chance of rain will linger in some areas Friday as the front moves further north as a warm front. See the latest 36 hour loop of futurecast below:
A significant cold front will move in late Saturday into Sunday. Ahead of the front Saturday we may see a few daytime showers, but if you are headed out to any Mardi Gras parades, the steady rain threat will likely hold off until late in the evening. High temperatures ahead of the front will be in the 60s and low 70s.
The front will roll through quickly Sunday. Expect a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms Sunday, especially early in the day with rain tapering off after the noon hour. Temperatures in the morning may be in the mid 60s, but will quickly fall into the low and mid 40s during the afternoon. There isn’t much of a window for any winter precipitation due to the precipitation moving out before temperatures approach freezing.
The arctic air will be around Monday and Tuesday with lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s. No rain is expected as sunshine will return slowly Monday before mostly sunny skies Tuesday.