So far this afternoon we have seen quite a few areas at, near. or above 100 degrees. There is a front moving south out of central Oklahoma that will bring an isolated rain chances to areas north of I-30 this evening and tonight. Most of us will stay partly cloudy and dry with temperatures falling into the mid 70s.
Friday will bring another day of heat to most of east Texas and Louisiana, with highs in the mid to upper 90s. However, with the front stalling across the Red River area of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and northeast Texas, we will see highs in the upper 80s and low 90s across much of the northern ArkLaTex.
Rain chances will be isolated to lightly scattered Friday, with a few stray storms perhaps drifting as far south as Marshall, Shreveport, or Minden during the afternoon and evening where we will be otherwise partly cloudy.This pattern of slight rain chances will continue through the weekend, with weekend highs in the 90s.
The big cool down remains forecast to roll in Monday, as a cold front brings rain and thunderstorms for much of the day Monday before tapering off as we move through Tuesday. Highs will drop into the 80s Monday and Tuesday, and perhaps even Wednesday if we’re lucky.
This system will bring much needed rainfall as we could see totals in all areas close to 1 inch, with some areas across the northern ArkLaTex perhaps seeing up to 2 inches of rain over the next 7 days.