Warming up Wednesday, rain returns this weekend


We are off to our coldest start this week as temperatures will be in the low and mid 40s at sunrise, but a nice warm-up is expected again today, and our next chance for rain/thunderstorms will move in late Friday into Saturday. 

High temperatures today will be in the upper 60s and low 70s under mostly sunny skies. 

Clouds will begin to increase later tonight into Thursday as high pressure keeping us pleasant and dry moves east allowing the Gulf air to the region. Rain is expected to hold off in most areas until Friday/Saturday. See the latest 36-hour loop of futurecast below. 

In addition to the increase in clouds, temperatures will rise as the south wind returns Thursday and Friday, as highs will be in the mid 70s. 

A cold front will move into the northern ArkLaTex late Friday. The Storm Prediction Center is showing some areas across the northern ArkLaTex in the ‘marginal risk’ zone for severe weather. This outlook is valid until just before sunrise Saturday. The ingredients for large hail are strongest to our northwest, but we may see a few storms in the marginal risk area capable of large hail in the ArkLaTex. 

The front will move through the rest of the ArkLaTex during the day Saturday bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain does not look to be heavy as we may see a half inch or less fall in most areas during this time-frame. 

Highs will cool into the 50s and low 60s Sunday and Monday with some sun returning. 

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