We are in for comfortable Tuesday temperatures, most areas staying dry despite clouds, before a chance for widespread rain and a few potentially strong/severe thunderstorms tomorrow.
This morning most of us will start the day in the low and mid 50s with mostly cloudy skies. The majority of the rainfall has dissipated across the region. The expectation is that most areas will stay dry, and a returning warm front will push high temperatures into the 60s and low 70s this afternoon.
Rain chances will be in the 20 percent range for much of the region today, but it looks like our rain chances will be slightly higher across northeast Texas and Oklahoma where we may tap into some upper level energy. See the latest loop of futurecast below which will give you a preview of the storms on the way tomorrow.
A strong upper level disturbance will bring an increasing chance for rain and storms tomorrow morning across east Texas and Oklahoma. Storms will move east during the day tapping into warmer air in Louisiana and Arkansas. If we do see any strong to severe storms the highest likelihood will be in these areas where we will have a chance to warm up the atmosphere into the early afternoon. High wind will be possible in a few storms with an isolated brief tornado possible. The Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight a ‘marginal risk’ of severe weather, a level 1 threat (lowest) on the 1 to 5 scale for most areas, with a ‘slight risk’ east of I-49. The tornado threat may be slightly higher here during the afternoon.
Rain will end in most areas Wednesday evening with a lingering shower possible early Thursday mainly south of I-20. Thursday temperatures will remain comfortable before cooler air arrives late in the day.
Look for an extended run of dry weather late this week, through the weekend, and into next week with a mix of sun and clouds, and highs in the 50s and 60s.