Sunshine to continue, storms return this weekend


Sunshine and warm temperatures to stick around through the work week. Strong to possibly severe storms possible Saturday night.  Temperatures warm up even more next week.

Tuesday was another mostly sunny and warm day around the Arklatex.  We got off to a cool start with lows in the 50s.  The low temperature this morning in Shreveport was 57 degrees.  The low in Texarkana was 59.  Daytime highs this afternoon have climbed all the way back to the low to mid 80s.  Expect much of the same for the rest of the work week.  We’ll continue to see plenty of sunshine and even warmer temperatures.  It appears as if the nights with temperatures in the 50s are pretty much gone.  We’ll see lows warm back into the low 60s Tuesday night.  We’ll be back into the upper 60s to low 70s by the weekend.

Our next rain maker is still scheduled to arrive Saturday night into Sunday morning.  We will likely see a line of strong to severe storms move across the area Saturday night.  All severe weather threats will be possible with wind the biggest concern.  Models do hint that the intensity of the storms will likely be decreasing as they move through the area. Most of the area will likely receive less than an inch of rain, however, rainfall totals could surpass two inches over the north and the nortwestern edge of the area from De Queen to most of McCurtain County.

Don’t expect a big cool down in the wake of this system.  Upper-level high pressure will likely build back over our area next week.  Daytime highs will climb to the upper 80s to low 90s.  Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.  Rainfall chances look rather slim for most of next week.  We could see highs in the low to mid 90s by the end of next week.

Average High/Low for today’s date: 82/61.

–Todd Warren

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