A very complicated weather pattern is about to set up across the region. What is known:
1 – Temperatures will remain comfortable through the weekend
2 – Next Monday through Wednesday could feel like winter
3 – Rain will be possible north of I-20 (Arkansas, Northeast Texas, Oklahoma) later today through next Wednesday
4 – Shreveport and all other areas along and south of I-20 will see a better chance of rain beginning Sunday
This morning the chill remains in place with temperatures running in the low and mid 50s with clouds increasing across east Texas and Oklahoma. This afternoon high temperatures will be in the 60s along and north of I-30, with highs in the low and mid 70s elsewhere.
The forecast begins to get complicated later today. A slow moving upper level low near the California coast will churn Pacific moisture towards the ArkLaTex, including the remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio. Rain showers will be possible later today across the northern ArkLaTex, where the rain chances will stay on Saturday.
On Sunday an approaching cold front from the central Plains will nudge the Pacific moisture south, resulting in rain moving into all areas of the ArkLaTex. Sunday may see a wide range of highs from the 60s across the northern ArkLaTex, to the low 80s south of I-20.
On Monday the front will slowly move into the region where it will stall through at least Tuesday. Scattered showers will be possible everywhere Monday and Tuesday, and it will be a cold rain. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s on Monday, with all areas possibly receiving high temperatures in the 50s Tuesday into Wednesday. As the front moves south we should slowly dry out Thursday with lightly scattered rain remaining possible. Temperatures may return to the 60s and then 70s during this time.
1 to 2 inches of rain is expected in all counties and parishes over the next 7 days, with a corridor of 3 to 4 inch amounts possible along and north of I-30.
If the previously mentioned cold front were to move through quicker, slower, or stall somewhere else, it will result in a much different forecast. Check back for updates!