Our wet weather pattern will take shape today, and for some areas the sun may not return until early next week.
A slow moving cold front will bring rain and thunderstorms to east Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas as we move into the late morning or afternoon. Due to the slow movement of the front rain and thunderstorms may persist through the I-30 corridor for much of the evening and into tonight. We may not see a steady or heavy rain develop in Louisiana until later tonight or tomorrow.
A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect from this evening through Thursday morning for much of east Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Rainfall accumulations during this time frame may be in the 3 to 6 inch range leading to flash flooding concerns in poor drainage areas, and local roadways.
(Forecast rainfall today through Thursday evening:)
We will stay on the warm side of the front today so highs will be in the 70s and low 80s once again, with the sometimes gusty south wind staying around for another day. Sustained winds will be in the 10 to 20 mile per hour range with gusts over 20 miles per hour at times.
(Tuesday afternoon highs):