More storms Wednesday with severe possible


Clouds to stick around Tuesday with a warm-up.  Another round of storms possible Wednesday with severe possible over part of the area.  The week ends with a lengthy round of sunshine!!

Monday was a cloudy and cooler day around the Arklatex.  Most of the area saw temperatures stay in the 50s with a few periods of showers.  Look for the rain to decrease Monday night and Tuesday.  Temperatures will likely be fairly steady Monday night.  Temperatures will likely settle into the low to mid-50s.  We should see a decent warm-up Tuesday.  Expect highs to return to the mid to upper 60s with a few low 70s over the southern half of the area.

Yet another storm system will move across the middle of the country Wednesday.  We’ll see a band of showers and thunderstorms enter the western edge of the area during the morning.  As of right now, it doesn’t appear as if this activity will be severe.  The line of storms will move across the area during the afternoon.  Late in the afternoon, we might see conditions become more favorable for some strengthening of the line over the eastern quarter of the Arklatex east of both Shreveport and Texarkana. As of right now, the Storm Prediction Center lists our severe weather risk as just marginal which is one on the one to five risk scale.  I suspect that we could see a slight risk area that could include the eastern edge of our area. 

If we have any severe weather issues Wednesday afternoon, it would come from damaging straight-line wind.  An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out later in the afternoon over SC and SE Arkansas and NC and NE Louisiana.  Flooding doesn’t look to be too much of a concern.  Futurecast shows that Wednesday’s line could drop an additional one to 1.5 inches of rain mainly over the SE half of the area.

It finally appears that we will then see an extended period of quiet weather in our area.  Sunshine will return to the Arklatex Thursday and should stick around through the weekend and into next week.  We will turn a bit cooler.  Daytime highs will mainly be in the 50s and 60s.  Overnight lows will mainly be in the 30s and 40s.

Average High/Low for today’s date:  68/45.

–Todd Warren

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