An upper level low continues to move across the ArkLaTex this morning, and that is keeping a few rain showers over the region, and an increasing north wind that will make for a chilly day.
Temperatures are in the 40s and low 50s this morning with lightly scattered showers continuing, skies are otherwise mostly cloudy to overcast. Expect the chance of a few rain showers to continue through the morning, but we should see a gradual decrease in the activity through the afternoon and evening as dry air takes over. See the latest loop of futurecast below.
Highs will be in the low to mid 50s today. A sustained northwest wind of 15 to 25 miles per hour will arrive so that is going to make for cold wind-chill temperatures for much of the day. Wind gusts may be in the 30 mile per hour range creating choppy conditions on area lakes and rivers. A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m.
As we move into Friday a pleasant weather pattern will begin to take shape. Returning sunshine will bring highs in the mid/upper 50s Friday as wind speeds let up through the day. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 60s.
Cloud cover will begin to return Sunday, but it looks like we should stay dry. A few lightly scattered showers will be possible on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but no major regional weather related travel impacts are expected. Christmas high temperatures will be in the 60s.
A higher chance for rain and thunderstorms will move in with our next cold front on Wednesday.