We have seen thunderstorms move into southern Arkansas this afternoon, and they have produced gusty winds and lightning, but any severe weather threat will come to an end this evening. So far storms have remained below severe weather limits.
With the cool air outflow from the storms across the region this evening, there will be a slight chance we see some redevelopment overnight mainly north of Interstate-20. All other locations will be partly cloudy, warm, and humid with lows in the mid and upper 70s.
Saturday will begin partly cloudy, and with an upper level disturbance nearby, scattered storms will pop up across the region throughout the day. Rain chances will be highest along and north of Interstate-20. Due to the scattered nature of the storms, not everyone will see rain. If you have outdoor plans, lightning will be the primary weather hazard on Saturday. Rain will definitely cool things off as highs are forecast to reach the mid 90s yet again.
A cold front will begin to nudge into the region on Sunday, so rain chances will remain scattered but slightly higher. Sunday’s storms may bring a few strong wind gusts in addition to frequent lighting. Sunday highs will drop a few degrees into the low 90s.
The front will move through the ArkLaTex Monday and early Tuesday. Rain will be scattered to widespread early next week.
Rain totals this weekend trough Tuesday will be in the 1 to 2 inch range across Arkansas/Oklahoma, with amounts generally less than an inch in Texas and Louisiana.
While it will remain warm behind the front, much of next week will bring below normal temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. The morning temperatures will be a treat, as lows are forecast to dip into the mid 60s later in the week.