Thursday is setting up to be another chilly January day, as we will also see increasing clouds ahead of our next chance of rain that will arrive tomorrow.
This morning, temperatures are in the 30s, with freezing temperatures possible around the sunrise hour along and north of I-30. While we will see sunshine this morning, mid and upper level clouds will increase throughout the day leaving us mostly cloudy for much of the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be on the cold side, ranging from the low 50s to mid 50s north to south.
An upper level disturbance will move out of the Rockies today, and that will pull Pacific and Gulf moisture into the region. As the low approaches scattered to widespread rainfall will develop Friday, especially Friday afternoon across the northern ArkLaTex. Rain will then increase for the remainder of the region Friday evening through Saturday morning. See the latest loop of futurecast below:
Forecast models continue to show some areas picking up close to an inch or more rain. While this won’t bring any additional flooding, it will slow the drop of already swollen rivers and lakes. Fortunately we will dry out Sunday through at least next Tuesday.
Highs temperatures will remain cold through the weekend with highs in the 40s and low 50s through Sunday. A warming trend will take us back into the 60s by Tuesday or Wednesday.