Be careful that rain stays scattered with the most widespread rain this weekend. A cold front will bring cooler, drier air next week. The whole next week looks dry with slightly below normal temperatures.
Friday was again a mostly cloudy day with a few showers and a few thunderstorms. Temperatures started in the 60s and low 70s. Thanks to a little sunshine mixed with the clouds, mid-80s afternoon temperatures were almost normal for this time of year. We probably won’t see any big changes in temperatures over the weekend. Friday morning lows are likely to be in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The Friday afternoon highs will return to the mid-1980s.
Futurecast shows that we will continue to see lots of clouds and a few scattered showers on Thursday night. Isolated thunderstorms increase during the day on Friday and are most prevalent over the northwest half of the area. Rain will likely decrease in coverage on Friday evening, with the best chance of rain returning over the northwest half of ArkLaTex. The most widespread rain will develop on Saturday and will likely continue Saturday night through Sunday.
It still seems like it will be a festival or a famine when it comes to how much rain you might get. Most locations will likely see quantities less than an inch. However, like yesterday, we could see some isolated places get more than three inches. Storms are not going to be a problem yet.
The rain will end on Sunday as a cold front sweeps through the area. We’ll likely stay mostly cloudy. From Monday, drier air will pour into the region and bring plenty of sunshine, which will likely last until at least next weekend. We will be on the dry side of an upper low that will level off in our east next week. Temperatures for the next week will likely be slightly below normal, with highs in the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s through the lower 60s. Go back to our main page for my nightly live update at 8:30 p.m.