Sunny & warm Thursday, rain returns this weekend.


Behind a cold front this morning drier air has returned and we are in for a sunny and beautiful Thursday and Friday. Our next chance for rain will move in this weekend. 

This morning we are in the 30s and low 40s so the cold mornings continue. Wind is light at the moment, but a steady northwest breeze of 10 to 15 miles per hour is expected later this morning and into the afternoon. It will feel breezy at times. Despite the north wind highs will warm into the low and mid 70s, setting up another glorious afternoon across the region. No rain is expected as we will see sunny skies throughout the day. 

Expect another round of sunshine and warm temperatures tomorrow as we will reach the mid 70s. 

Rain is expected to return Saturday as our next upper level disturbance moves in. I still think outdoor plans are in pretty good shape for most during the first half of the day as rain looks to increase after the noon hour Saturday. The chance of any thunder looks relatively low with this first disturbance. 

Our next disturbance will roll in Sunday/Monday. Scattered showers and a few storms will be possible across the northern ArkLaTex Sunday, some areas along and south of I-20 may stay dry for much of the day. This second disturbance will push rain through the rest of the region Sunday night into Monday morning. As of now it doesn’t look like we’ll see much if any severe weather threat, but given the time of year stay up to date with any changes to this forecast.

Rainfall accumulations Saturday through Monday look to be 1 inch or less in most areas, with the .5 inch to 1 inch amounts across the northern ArkLaTex. Despite the rain highs will remain in the 60s and 70s Saturday through Monday. Cooler air will drop in Tuesday before we start to warm up again during the middle of next week. 

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