The quickest way to describe our Thursday weather would be to say it will be nearly identical to what we experienced Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s. If you are growing tired of this return to summer in October, you’re not alone, and we have changes rolling in soon that will bring more tolerable temperatures.
This morning it is comfortable with temperatures in the low 70s, and some patchy areas of patchy to dense fog in east Texas and southern Arkansas. Elsewhere, skies are mostly clear throughout the region as high pressure remains in control. That sinking air will mean mostly sunny skies this morning, and eventually the high humidity will bring partly cloudy conditions through the afternoon and evening. I have included a 10 percent chance of rain, mainly south of I-20 in TX & LA where we saw a few isolated showers yesterday. A frontal boundary to our north could send a stray shower into counties north of I-30 in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Beyond today, the high will shift east this weekend opening us up for slight rain chances Saturday, and a better chance for a few showers on Sunday. The increase in rain and cloud cover late in the weekend will cool highs into the mid 80s. No heavy or widespread rain is expected Sunday.
Next week a cold front will stall across the Plains Monday and Tuesday before moving into the ArkLaTex midweek. Showers and thunderstorms will increase as it moves through likely bringing a temperature drop by next Wednesday, with another round of Fall temperatures hopefully settling in late next week and into the weekend.