We will see up and down temps over the next seven days but one thing is certain: we definitely will be well below normal for both morning lows and afternoon highs. Take Tuesday for example. With rain across much of the area, the morning lows will be in the 40s to near 50 followed by highs either side of 50. For this time of year I call that COLD! This will be the coldest air of the season so far.
As far as rain chances, they look good through the first half of Wednesday and nearly none Thursday. Rain makes a return by Friday into Friday night. Saturday should be a wet day for all the Ark-La-Tex. Only isolated rain for Sunday and Monday. However, another round of rain rolls in for the middle of next week. By the way, with all this rain, there will be little in the way of thunder.
Speaking of rain, the rain totals through Wednesday afternoon, as rain tapers off, may be impressive. We are looking at a few totals in NE Texas near 3 inches. Other totals will be in the 1 to 2 inch rains with lesser amounts in the far southern counties and parishes. The rule of thumb for the next week or so: dust off that warm jacket and don’t leave home without the rain gear. Drive with care and stay safe.