So far this week we have seen rapidly increasing moisture but slowly increasing rain chances. That is about to change as early as this afternoon into tonight.
A Marginal to Slight Risk to Enhanced Risk of severe storms has been issued for the I-30 area for late Friday afternoon into the overnight. Rain and storms currently in Texas and Oklahoma will slowly slip east to near SE Oklahoma and NE Texas later this afternoon and will push into SW Arkansas. More storms may follow the first round after midnight, The main threats will be large hail, dangerous and damaging winds and localized heavy rainfall
As we head into the weekend, rain and storms should increase in coverage as a cold front moves rather slowly across the Ark-La-Tex. Moisture will be readily available. The entire Ark-La-Tex will be under a Marginal Risk for severe weather Saturday with gusty winds of 30+ mph and marginally severe hail. It now appears that we could see a heavy rain event unfold by Saturday evening into early Sunday decreasing by mid-day. One to two inches or so of rain may fall and could cause a few problems in places that have poor drainage. It could also cause some worries on area roadways with ponding of water, especially in rural areas.Temperatures will fall into the low to mid 80s Saturday and to near 80 Sunday with a drop in morning lows, as well.
Another wet weather system follows on the heels of the weekend soaker and could give us more rain and isolated storms through mid-week. The bulk of the storms will occur Tuesday. Much cooler temperatures will follow with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s.There could certainly be changes in this outlook as this time line spans five days. We will continue to monitor daily and make changes as needed. However, do be prepared to have at least some chance of rain during this time frame.
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