Expect some up and down temperatures in the week ahead. Friday cold front to bring rain. Midweek cold front could bring storms.
Warmer air continued to slowly invade the Arklatex Wednesday. Temperatures began in the mid to upper 40s and have slowly warmed into the 50s and 60s. That warming trend will continue through Thursday. We will continue to see lots of clouds Thursday, but a few peeks of afternoon sunshine will combine with a strong south wind to push temperatures into the mid to upper 70s.
The first of two cold fronts in the week ahead will bring an end to the warm up. This front will enter the northern edge of the area late Thursday night and will move through the entire area Thursday night through Friday. Look for a brief shot at some rain near the front. The main thing with this frontal passage will be the drop in temperatures. Friday’s highs will likely be in the morning. We will begin the day in the 50s and 60s and will likely drop into the 40s and 50s by late afternoon. An upper level disturbance will then move over this colder air and bring a good chance for some rain Friday night through Saturday. This chance for rain will continue into Sunday but will likely decrease as the warmer air tries to return to the north.
Rainfall chances will then be rather slim Monday and most of Tuesday as we will have some much warmer air in place. Highs early next week will likely be in the low to mid 70s. This after weekend highs in the 40s and 50s. A second cold front will then very slowly move through our area Tuesday night through Wednesday. This front will have the potential of producing some strong to severe storms. Given its slow movement, it could also bring some heavy rain with two to four inches possible in spots. Temperatures behing this second front will likely dip back into the 50s.
Average High/Low for today’s date: 61/39.