As Michael is expected to move offshore tonight, we need to turn our attention to Tropical Storm Sergio and our next could front. Sergio is in the eastern Pacific and is expected to weaken as it moves northeast across Mexico and Texas. The remnants of Sergio will interact with a cold front and bring rain to the area this weekend. Heavy rain will be possible.
This afternoon has been nothing short of FALLtastic. A cool morning has turned into a pleasant afternoon. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures will quickly drop back into the upper 60s this evening, so keep a light jacket handy. There will be no need for your rain gear.
The overnight will be mostly clear and quiet. Lows will tumble back into the low 50s. A few places could wake up to temperatures in the upper 40s. The bottom line is your going to need a jacket first thing Friday morning.
Friday will not likely be as nice area wide as today. More clouds will build into the ArkLaTex and few showers will be possible. The best chance of rain will be north of I-20. Afternoon highs will range from the mid 60s along and north of I-20 to the upper 70s south of I-20. Temperatures will slowly drop through the 60s during high school football games Friday evening. Most will need a sweatshirt or jacket. A few will need a poncho or umbrella.
Our rain chances will increase this weekend as the remnants of Sergio and a cold front find the ArkLaTex. Rain will increase from west to east across the area on Saturday and more scattered to widely scattered showers and a few rumbles will be possible on Sunday. Severe weather is not expected. However, heavy rain will be possible. Widespread 1-3″ plus will be possible across the I-30 corridor this weekend. This much rain could lead to isolated flash flooding.
This cold front could also bring in the coolest air so far this fall. Highs early next week will be only be in the low to mid 60s and overnight lows will be in the upper 40s. There is some indication some places may not get out of the 50s. Scattered showers and a few rumbles will be possible at times through the middle of next week as well!
It looks like fall is here to stay!
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish