A cold front approaching from the west is helping to fuel a few isolated rain showers and thunderstorms across the ArkLaTex this afternoon, and this will carry into the evening.
The highest rain chances will remain across east Texas and Oklahoma, but we have seen lightly scattered pockets of rain pop-up in Louisiana as well. Enjoy the cool down any rain brings, the rest of us will remain in the 80s this evening before dropping into the low 70s tonight.
The lingering frontal boundary and abundant Gulf moisture will combine for another round of scattered showers and a few thunderstorms Monday. This will be disorganized activity, meaning it will develop along outflow boundaries so the exact areas where the rain will develop are difficult to nail down. In this typical late spring pattern some areas receive rain, while a few miles down the road you may miss out on it completely. This will pattern for much of the upcoming week. High temperatures on Monday will be in the upper 80s and low 90s.
I’m keeping slight to scattered rain chances in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday as highs will continue to sail along near 90 degrees.
The European forecast model is showing a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico skirting the Louisiana coast late this week into next weekend. If this slow moving system develops it will bring a chance for daily scattered storms later in the week through next weekend. Some models are showing 1 to 2 inch rainfall accumulations over the next 7 days.