This stretch of SUN-sational weather is going to continue for the rest of the work week. Unfortunately, it’s not going to stick around for the upcoming weekend. Rain and storms and threat of severe will return late Saturday into Saturday night.
On Saturday, our next big weather maker or storm system accompanied by a dry line and cold front will impact the ArkLaTex. Rain and storms will start to increase late Saturday into Saturday night and continue into Sunday. There will be the potential for locally heavy rain and strong to severe storms this weekend.
Here’s a few snap shots of FutureTrack Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Most of Saturday is going to be dry. The better storm chances will remain just west of the ArkLaTex through Saturday afternoon. The rain and storms that develop Saturday afternoon just west of the ArkLaTex will move east and could start to impact
E TX and SE OK late Saturday. These showers and storms will continue to track east across the rest of the area Saturday night into Sunday morning. Keep in mind, this storm system is still several days away. The exact timing will likely change a little over the next couple of days.
There will be the potential for strong to severe storms Saturday through Saturday night. There is a low threat of severe weather for most of E TX and SE OK and portions of NW LA and SW AR on Saturday. The storms should weaken as they move from west to east across the area because the main energy associated with storm system will move to the northeast of the area and the amount of instability, or fuel, in the atmosphere should decrease. The threat of severe weather would likely be higher if the storms were coming through during the heat of the day. Even though rain and storms will linger, the threat of severe weather will diminish Sunday in Monday. Overall, the greatest threat of severe weather on Saturday will likely stay just west of the ArkLaTex.
The threat of widespread heavy rain looks low. However, locally heavy rainfall could lead to localized flooding. The European and American (GFS) models show widespread rainfall totals between 0.5-1.5″ and the heaviest rain falling across the I-30 corridor and points to the north. NW LA will likely see the least amount of rain this weekend.
With an upper-level ridge moving over the area, rain will likely stay very limited through the rest of work week. We’re definitely going to see more sunshine than rain.
This is a more typicaly summer-like weather pattern that will develop by the end of the week, so temperatures will continue to warm Thursday into Friday. Highs on Thursday and Friday will be in the mid to upper 80s. A few places could hit 90 degrees.
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