Storms to return Wednesday night. Severe risk looks low.

Futurecast

The threat for thunderstorms will return from late Wednesday into Thursday.  The severe risk looks low.  The weekend looks dry and warm.

Tuesday was a mostly cloudy day around the Arklatex.  Despite the clouds, temperatures still managed to climb to the mid to upper 70s.  Today’s cloud cover was caused by an approaching storm system to our west.  This disturbance will take a relativity southerly course.  This will limit the severe weather threat for our area.  Expect a few scattered storms to develop near or slightly west of the Arklatex Wednesday afternoon.  These storms will move through the Arklatex Wednesday night and will likely move out of our area Thursday morning.  See the latest outlook from Futurecast below.

The Storm Prediction Center indicates that severe weather cannot totally be ruled out but the risk for our area is looking rather low.  They show our risk to be ‘marginal’ or one on the one to five severe risk scale.  That risk does increase for tomorrow and tomorrow night in areas to the south and southwest of the Arklatex.  IF we do have any severe weather issues, wind and some hail will be the biggest concerns.  An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

We could see some heavy rain from this system even though the severe weather risk looks to be rather low.  Futrecast indicates that much of the area can expect to receive anywhere from one to two inches of rain with the heaviest totals over the western half of the Arklatex.

Once this system clear, expect the return of the dry and warm weather pattern that we enjoyed last weekend.  Sunshine will return Friday and will likely stick around into next week.  Look for daytime highs to return to the low 80s.  Overnight lows will settle into the 50s and 60s.

Average High/Low for today’s date:  79/56.

–Todd Warren

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