Warm and breezy conditions continue through Thursday. A few strong to severe storms a slight possibility for the NW edge of the area. A ‘half-n-half’ weekend on the way.
830pm Wednesday Facebook Live Update:
The experienced lots of clouds during the day Wednesday but nothing much as far as rain. Temperatures struggled to make it into the low to mid 80s thanks to the cloud cover. Expect mainly dry conditions for most of the Arklatex Thursday. We will have a chance for some strong to severe storms over the extreme NW edge of the area, but most models keep the stronger storm to the north and west of our area. IF we do see any severe weather issued, wind and hail will be the main threats. An isolated tornado will also be possible. The Storm Prediction Center lists the severe risk for Thursday and Thursday night as ‘slight’ as far south as Texarkana. I do still feel that the risk will be highest over the northern half of McCurtain county.
Look for the rain threat to gradually shift to the south Thursday night through Saturday. As of right now, I’m not too concerned about severe weather in our area. The rain threat will be highest for the northern half of the area Thursday night through much of Friday. It will be highest for the southern half of the area including Shreveport late Friday into Saturday morning. All week models have been predicting a rather limited amount of rain. Futurecast is indicating the same with amount less than 1/2″. It is possible that we could see an inch or more over the NW edge of the area IF we see the storm I mentioned earlier develop.
As far as the weekend it looks like a half n half weekend. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a shot for some rain over the southern half of the area especially Saturday morning. The Sunday half of the weekend looks much more pleasant with sunshine and highs in the low to mid 80s. Look for that warm and dry weather pattern to continue through almost all of next week.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 81/59.