Rain to continue with strong to severe storms possible Saturday morning.


Periods of rain continue Thursday night. Expect some thunder Friday.  Line of strong to severe storms expected Saturday morning.

Thursday was yet another soggy day around most of the Arkaltex.  Temperatures began in the upper 30s to low 40s and struggled to approach 50.  Expect much of the same for Thursday night and Friday.  Temperatures will stay fairly steady Thursday night as a warm front begins to ease to the north.  Expect warmer temperatures Friday with highs in the 50s and low 60s.  This will allow for a few thunderstorms.  A severe storm will be possible, but it looks like that chance will be higher to our south.  

Our best chance for any severe weather will likely hold off until a line of storms races through the area Saturday morning.  The Storm Prediction Center indicates that we will have a slight risk of seeing severe activity.  The severe risk looks high to our northeast where storms move through later in the day when instability is a bit higher.  Our main threat will be damaging wind and maybe some hail.  A tornado or two will also be possible.  This line is scheduled to arrive in Texarkana by 9am and Shreveport by 10am.  See the latest 36 hour update from Futurecast below.

Futurecast still indicates that an inch or so of rain can be expected with a few scattered reports of two inches.

Sunshine will likely return to much of the area late Saturday afternoon when temperatures climb to the upper 60s to low 70s.  That sunshine will likely stick around for both Sunday and Monday.  Highs will be in the low 60s and lows wil be in the upper 30s to low 40s.  

Our next shot at some rain will return Tuesday.  That rain threat will linger especially over the southern half of the area through Thursday.  Highs in this period will stay in the 60s and lows will be in the low to mid 60s.

Average High/Low for today’s date:  63/41.

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–Todd Warren

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