Showers looking likely for much of the area Friday. Weekend could begin with 70 degree warmth. Cold front Sunday brings back the cold.
Happy Thanksgiving! We had lots to be thankful for in the weather department today. Thanksgiving was a mostly sunny and mild day around the Arklatex. Temperatures began in the low to mid 30s and warmed into the low 60s over most of the area. Change is on the way for Friday. A quick moving disturbance will bring the likelihood of showers to most of the Arklatex. Look for clouds to increase late Thursday night. Rain will start to develop over the western part of the area late Friday morning. That rain will increase in intensity and coverage as this system moves east into SW AR and NW LA. We will see the rain threat end from west to east Friday afternoon and evening. Lows Friday morning will be in the low to mid 40s. Daytime highs will again be a little below normal in the upper 50s to low 60s. See the latest on timing with the outlook from Futurecast below:
Look for an extended period of mainly dry weather to begin Saturday. We will begin the weekend with lots of sunshine and above normal temperatures. Expect daytime highs to soar into the upper 60s to low 70s. That warm up will not last very long. A strong cold front will rush through the area Sunday. This front will likely not produce much as far as rain but it will bring in some much cooler air. Highs Sunday will retreat to the low to mid 60s. We’ll begin the work week with highs in the 40s and 50s and lows in the 20s and 30s.
Next week will end with a gradual warm up. Highs will return to the 60s and lows to the 40s by the end of the week. Minus a slight chance for rain next Thursday, we will probably have to wait until next weekend to see our best shot at more widespread rain around the region.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 65/43.