A cold front is moving across the ArkLaTex this morning, bringing ran, scattered thunderstorms, and much cooler air for the remainder of the week.
This morning we have seen a few thunderstorms mainly north of I-20 in Oklahoma, northeast Texas, and Arkansas. With the colder air moving in aloft there is the possibility some of these storms may bring hail and high wind, but no widespread severe weather in anticipated. As the front moves south through the day we will continue to see lightly scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two, with the highest chance for rain later today generally across east Texas and Louisiana. See the latest run of futurecast below.
As is typical with a strong Fall cold front we will see the warmest temperatures this morning. Most areas are in the 50s or 60s, but by the afternoon all areas will fall into the 50s and low 60s. Expect otherwise overcast or mostly cloudy skies, and a cool north breeze of 10 to 15 miles per hour.
An occasional rain shower may continue through the afternoon, and perhaps a thunderstorm as well if we can remain in the 70s ahead of the front. The SPC is again highlighting a marginal risk for strong/severe storms south of I-20. Hail and high wind could be possible in a few storms.
The frontal boundary will remain draped across the ArkLaTex tomorrow, and a few disturbances moving west to east across the region will produce additional showers Thursday into early Friday. We may finally see the sun return Friday afternoon as we rapidly clear out headed into Friday evening. Total rainfall accumulations look to be half an inch, to 1 inch through Friday morning, so we won’t see any flooding issues arise.
The story for the remainder of the week will continue to be the cold temperatures. Highs will be in the 50s tomorrow through much of the weekend with overnight lows falling into the 30s Friday night and Saturday night in most areas. Weekend highs will be in the upper 40s and low 50s, with perhaps even colder air on the way early next week.