SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – After a day of record-breaking heat, the possibility of thunderstorms will return today and Friday, bringing our temperatures down a few degrees, but it will remain hot and humid. A few storms in the next 48 hours could bring damaging wind gusts.
Heat warning today: Early morning temperatures will be in the low 80’s, with a mix of sun and clouds throughout the morning. We will warm up into the mid 90’s by lunchtime, with highs in the upper 90’s by late afternoon. A heat advisory is in effect from 1pm to 7pm as the heat index may exceed 105 degrees for several hours this afternoon. The wind will be light and blowing at 10 miles per hour from the southwest.
Isolated storms are expected late, with a strong storm possible: We will see an increase in cloud cover ahead of a cold front today. The front will move into northern ArkLaTex this afternoon. Isolated to widespread storms are expected to develop in the 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. window near I-30. These storms will continue to head south after sunset, and if they hold together, they will hit the I-20 corridor tonight. A damaging gust of wind cannot be ruled out, but widespread storms are not to be expected.
Thunderstorms will dissipate tonight through Friday morning, but remaining cloud cover should keep our temperatures in the 80’s for much of Friday morning. Another round of storms is expected to develop Friday afternoon through Friday evening. As a result, highs could land in the low to mid 90s, giving us some welcome relief from the scorching heat, which was well above 100 degrees for most of the week.
Hot and dry weekend: High pressure will return behind the front next weekend. This brings mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and highs close to 100 degrees. The hot and humid weather will continue early next week with only a small chance of rain returning by mid-week.
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