A cool and rainy day to start the week, a warming trend returns tomorrow, with another chance of strong/severe storms Wednesday.
This morning temperatures range from the upper 40s across Oklahoma and Arkansas, to the 50s in most areas, to the low 60s across the southern half of the ArkLaTex. We are seeing quite a few rain showers north of I-20 this morning, and showers will be possible throughout the day. See the latest 36-hour loop of futurecast below:
Highs today will be cooler than where we left off this weekend as we settle into the upper 50s to low 60s in most areas.
A returning warm front tomorrow will bring the chance of a few lightly scattered showers, and some breaks in the clouds which along with a returning south wind will push highs into the 70s in many areas. The warmer air combined with our next strong upper level disturbance moving in Wednesday will bring a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday.
As of now it looks like we could see another round of storms with high wind, hail, and a tornado or two. The setup does not look as strong as what we saw over the weekend, with the lack of warm air being our biggest limiting factor at the moment. The SPC has gone with a ‘marginal risk’ for now, meaning 1 or 2 strong storms can be expected.
Most of us will dry out Thursday, with the colder air pushing in Thursday evening into Friday. Highs late this week and into the weekend will be in the 50s and low 60s with lots of sun expected for the upcoming weekend.
Rainfall accumulations over the next 7 days will be 1 to 2 inch range with most of it falling today and Wednesday.