Sunshine and very warm conditions continue with storms returning this weekend


Mostly sunny and very warm weather pattern to continue.  Strong to severe storms possible late Saturday and possibly next Tuesday.

Wednesday was another mostly sunny and very warm day around the Arklatex.  Temperatures began in the low 60s and warmed into the upper 80s.  Don’t expect much chance for the rest of the work week.  We will continue to see lots of sunshine through Friday.  Overnight lows will be in the mid 60.  Daytime highs will stay in the mid to upper 80s.  

Our next shot at some strong to severe thunderstorms will return by late Saturday.  The severe weather risk is looking highest over the northwest edge of the area.  We will probably see the activity in a weakening state as it moves across the area Saturday evening and Saturday night.  If we have any severe weather issues, wind will be the biggest concern.  However, all severe weather threats will be on the table.  

A second disturbance will bring another chance for weakening showers and thunderstorms late Tuesday and Tuesday night.  The wildcard on the severity and intensity of any rain in our area will be an upper level ridge that very well could keep most of the rain to the north of the Arklatex once we get past this weekend.  Right now models indicate that if you combine any rain from Saturday and Tuesday, totals will be one to two inches over the southeast half of the area and two to over three inches over the northwest. 

Temperatures will stay warm in the week ahead.  Highs will mainly be in the upper 80s.  Lows will mainly be in the upper 60s to low 70s.  

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

–Todd Warren

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