Strong to severe storms return Saturday


Work week to end with plenty of sunshine and very warm temperatures.  Strong to severe thunderstorms possible Saturday afternoon and evening.  More storms possible for part of the area late Tuesday.

Thursday was another mostly sunny and warm days.  Temperatures began in the mid 60s and climbed into the upper 80s.  Expect much of the same Friday as we will close out the work week with a mix of sunshine and clouds. Morning lows will again be in the mid 60s.  Daytime highs will be in the upper 80s.

A strong disturbance will move into the middle of the country Saturday.  This system will likely bring some thunderstorms to our area.  Models continue to indicate that the storms will arrive during the afternoon and evening hours.  Unfortunately, this is when the atmosphere is most unstable.  That means that we could have several severe storms with wind the most widespread issue.  A few tornadoes will also be possible along with some reports of large hail.

Look for most of that rain to move out of the area Saturday night or Sunday morning.  Most of Sunday and Monday are looking dry with a partly to mostly cloudy sky.  HIghs will stay in the upper 80s with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. 

Another strong disturbance will bring a chance for more storms mainly across the northern half of the area late Tuesday into Tuesday night.  Severe weather will also be possible for mainly for folks in SE Ok and SW AR.  It is also quite possible that most of the area stays dry as upper level high pressure strengthens over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  Models still indicate that anywhere from one to three inches of rain will be possible from now through next Thursday.  Much heavier rains are expected to the northwest of the Arklatex. The rest of next week should be dry and rather hot with highs in the low 90s by the end of the week.

Average High/Low for today’s date: 84/63.

–Todd Warren

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