Rain returns Tuesday, very cold Wednesday.


Ahead of a strong cold front we will turn in our warmest day of the week, but our rain chances will pick up as we move through the day. Expect highs this afternoon ranging from the upper 50s to mid 60s. 

This morning Gulf air continues to rush into the region and we have mild temperatures in the 40s and low 50s. A southeast wind continues to blow through at 10 to 15 miles per hour. Skies have become mostly cloudy to overcast and we are expecting some areas of light rain and drizzle may develop this morning. Rainfall accumulations will remain light for the first half of the day. As the cold front approaches late this afternoon and this evening rain chances will increase for much of the region, and this will continue tonight through tomorrow morning. 

Rain will gradually taper off as we move through the day tomorrow, with another arctic airmass bringing very cold temperatures. If the rain lingers for any extended period of time we could see a brief changeover to snow flurries, especially across the northern ArkLaTex, but the chance of any accumulations looks slim. See the latest run of futurecast below:

Expected rainfall accumulations have increased slightly, with forecast models showing a good 1 to 1.5 inches for much of the region through Wednesday. This will not cause any flooding or water level rises on lakes and rivers. 

Wednesday highs will be bitter cold, with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s with a breezy northwest wind adding a wind chill for much of the day.

Sunshine will return Thursday and Friday. Thursday looks pleasant with highs returning to the 50s, but a dry front will drop our highs into the 40s Friday with sunshine expected once again. 

Saturday is looking like a day we need to keep an eye on. As of now forecast models are coming in warm, but there is a chance very cold air will move in the same time rain develops. If this were to happen we could be looking at a cold rain or even snow. At this point i’m siding with low end rain chances and warmer temperatures, but this is highly uncertain so check back for updates!

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