We do have much needed rainfall and a few isolated thunderstorms rolling across the ArkLaTex this morning. East Texas and Louisiana are the likely areas we will see rain continue through the morning, with some areas across Oklahoma and Arkansas missing out and staying dry. A few storms south of I-30 may bring high wind gusts, frequent lightning, and brief heavy rainfall.
Rain will make for a messy morning commute in some areas, but it is keeping our temperatures in the 60s and low 70s this morning and will likely hold highs into the mid 80s in many areas today.
We will likely see some sunshine break through this afternoon, and as we warm up, we could see the afternoon heating trigger a few more scattered storms later this afternoon into this evening south of I-20. If this happens, a storm or two could bring the continued threat of high wind. The Storm Prediction Center has a ‘marginal risk’ for severe weather outlook in place south of I-20.
The ridge of high pressure that brought the heat last week will begin to reshape across the region and squeeze rain chances out of the forecast beyond today. As we dry out and see more sunshine highs will return to the mid 90s for the remainder of the week. Our next hope for rain will be late in the upcoming weekend.