Clouds to gradually return Thursday with warmer temperatures. Rain will be possible Friday. A cold front will bring a chance for some showers and thunderstorms Saturday.
Wednesday was another mostly sunny and pleasant day around the Arklatex. Temperatures began in the low to mid 40s and returned to the upper 60s to low 70s. Expect much warmer temperatures Thursday. We will likely see some sunshine Thursday morning with temperatures beginning in the mid to upper 40s. Even though clouds will increase during the afternoon, a breezy south wind should be enough to warm temperatures into the mid to upper 70s.
Friday will be a mostly cloudy day. Most models show a chance for a few scattered showers in the morning. Temperatures Friday morning won’t be as cool as we’ll begin with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Expect daytime highs Friday to settle into the low to mid 70s with a gusty south wind of around 15 to 20 mph.
A cold front will move through most of the area Saturday. It now appears that this front will move through a little slower. That will allow temperatures Saturday afternoon to climb well into the 70s over the southern half of the area. That could lead to a few afternoon storms over NW LA and ETX. It still looks like any severe weather threat will be rather small. Models indicate that rainfall totals will stay below 1/2″ for most of the area.
We will turn much cooler for the rest of the seven-day period. Expect a mix of sunshine and clouds through mid-week. Highs will drop to the 50s and 60s. Lows will drop to the 30s and 40s. We should return to more normal levels by next Wednesday when our next shot at some rain will return.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 73/49.