We are off to another very cold start this morning, and the quiet, sunny and cool pattern will hold for another 24 hours, but changes are rolling in very soon.
This morning most areas are at or below freezing in the 20s and 30s under mostly clear skies. Wind is light and out of the north at 5 miles per hour. If you parked the car outside last night you may have some frost on it this morning. Expect temperatures to be a few degrees warmer than yesterday, but overall another cool day with highs in the low and mid 50s.
The latest run of futurecast shows mostly sunny skies again today. High pressure responsible for the sunny and cool weather will move east of the region later today. This will position the ArkLaTex in an area where east and southeast wind will return. We may see a gradual increase in mid and upper level clouds late today and especially tomorrow.
A cold front will move into the region late Thursday into Friday. A strong Pacific Low will then move across the region. This setup will result in rain much of the day Friday and into Saturday morning. Forecast models continue to show a good soaking with most areas receiving at least 2 inches of rain. A corridor of likely 3 to 5 inch totals will be possible along and south of Interstate-20 through east Texas. While widespread flash flooding or severe weather isn’t anticipated, we may see a localized flood threat develop at some point.
At the moment it looks like temperatures will remain above freezing this weekend so any chance for winter precipitation looks minimal to non existent at this point. Sunshine will return early next week.