A cold front is moving closer to our area from the west which will keep rain chances in the forecast the next few days. Scattered rain and storms will be possible throughout the rest of the afternoon evening. Keep the umbrella handy, these storms seem to be small but could cause heavy downpours. Strong storms are possible this evening and into the overnight hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has a portion of E. Texas under a slight risk (2/5) for strong storms the rest of the evening. The marginal risk extends from from McCurtain Co. through all of southwestern Arkansas, and the northern portions of northwest Louisiana. Shreveport-Bossier is under this marginal risk. Main threats with these storms are damaging winds and hail. The tornado threat stays low, but isn’t completely zero. If any watches or warnings are issued, make sure you have the First Alert Weather App handy to get any alerts.
The cold front will eventually make its way through the ArkLaTex through the overnight hours. This will create a sharp temperatures difference throughout the area. Highs will most likely be reached in the morning hours and temperatures will cool through the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows overnight will be in the upper 40s for Monday. Rain chances continue to stay in the area, but the severe weather threat stays lows. A few rumbles of thunder possible. Expect on and off showers throughout the day, make sure to grab the umbrella!
Tuesday will be another rainy day, chance is 70%. Highs will be below average in the low to mid 50s. Rain chances stick around all, so you will need to keep the rain gear with you.
Lingering showers for Wednesday morning, then clearing for mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Highs in the low 60s. Thursday looks to be mainly dry with highs in the mid to upper 60s. More showers possible for Friday and Saturday. Lows will range from the upper 40s to low 50s this week. Average high for this time of year is 79. Highs only in the upper 60s as we head towards the end of the week and into the weekend.
Have a great night!
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist Kalie Pluchel