It is going to be a very cold Friday, a chance of light rain and perhaps some winter precipitation tonight, then more rain late this weekend into early next week. Busy times in the weather pattern.
This morning our temperatures are in the 20s and low 30s with a steady north breeze of 10 miles per hour bringing wind chill temperatures in the teens and 20s. Skies will be mostly cloudy today limiting our sunshine and holding highs in the low to mid 40s in most areas.
Tonight we have a weak disturbance that will move in bringing the possibility of light rain across the ArkLaTex. As temperatures fall below freezing we could see freezing rain, sleet, or snow develop where precipitation occurs. Accumulations would be very light, but this will bring icing concerns to bridges and overpasses where any winter precipitation falls. The highest likelihood of this would be along and north of I-20 where temperatures are expected to drop below freezing earliest. See the latest loop of futurecast below:
Any precipitation would end Saturday morning with mostly cloudy skies lingering through the day and highs in the 40s again.
Our next chance of widespread rain will return late Sunday, especially across the northern ArkLaTex. This rain will persist across much of the region Monday before a cold front brings a final push of rain/storms on Tuesday. Rainfall accumulations during this time could be in the 2 to 3 inch range north of I-20.