Hot and dry Mother’s Day weekend, rain could return late next week.

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A dominant ridge of high pressure is keeping the jetstream and storms across the northern half of the country, while we continue to bake in the spring heat across the lower United States.

A breezy south wind continues to push Gulf air into the ArkLaTex, and this will keep our overnight lows warm tonight as most areas will be in the 70s through the night before briefly falling into the upper 60s early Saturday morning. Wind won’t be as breezy, but it will be out of the south at 10 miles per hour under mostly clear skies.

For the weekend, Saturday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with afternoon cumulus developing but not offering much hope in the way of rain or a cool-down. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper 80s and low 90s. It won’t be as breezy Saturday with a south wind moving through at 8 – 12 miles per hour for much of the day.

(Saturday forecast highs):

Mother’s Day will be another repeat of the heat, with most areas pushing towards the low 90s. A few foercast models develop some sea-breeze type thunderstorms south of I-20, but for now I have kept rain chances out of the forecast.

Highs will run into the low and even mid 90s Monday through Wednesday.

We should begin to see a typical late spring pattern take shape late in the upcoming week. Thursday and Friday we may see a few afternoon pop up showers and thunderstorms. This activity could be enough to cool our temperatures into the mid 80s, but with no real frontal passage on the way over the next 7 days, highs will remain above normal through at least next Friday.

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