A cold front will settle across the northern ArkLaTex today, and move back and forth across the region through the weekend creating some warm days, and some cool days.
This morning we are running in the low to mid 50s which is significantly warmer than the normal for mid February. Skies remain partly to mostly cloudy. It won’t be as downright windy today as it was yesterday, but there will be a noticeable breeze of 10 to 15 miles per hour out of the southwest in most areas, with the exception of areas north of I-30 where it will turn to the north along the front.
Due to the front we will see a significant spread in temperatures. Highs will be in the mid 50s north of I-30 (Idabel, DeQueen, Dierks, etc), compared to the 60s and low/mid 70s in all areas south of I-30.
Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy with only a very slight chance of rain across mainly the northern ArkLaTex. Most of us will stay dry. See the latest 36 hour loop of futurecast below:
The front will move back and forth across the region like a rolling pin over the weekend. It will push further south tonight and tomorrow. As a result, Saturday highs will be in the 50s and 60s, with the front moving north as a warm front on Sunday bringing highs in the 60s for much of the region. Rain chances will be low, generally in the 10 to 20 percent range, so outdoor plans should be okay for the weekend.
An upper level low will push the front through the region Monday and Tuesday bringing a significant cool down as highs will dip into the 40s and 50s. Rain chances will increase late Monday, with showers for much of the day Tuesday. An unsettled pattern is likely to continue into mid/late week with scattered rain chances Wednesday and Thursday.
Most areas will avoid heavy rainfall, but a few locales south of I-20 may see accumulations in the 2 inch range over the next 7 days.