FIRST ALERT: Storms replace sunshine late Saturday

Sunshine, very warm temperatures and mostly dry weather continues through the end of this week. Our next storm system is still scheduled to arrive toward the end of the Saturday bringing with it a risk for a few strong storms and some heavy downpours. Our highest rain chances may stay confined to late Saturday afternoon and into the overnight hours with minimal impact on your daytime plans Saturday as well as Sunday.

Skies will remain mostly clear tonight. Temperatures will fall back into the low to mid 60s. We’ll see plenty of sunshine again tomorrow and Friday with afternoon temperatures both days in the mid to upper 80s. Rain chances look slim but a very isolated shower can’t be ruled out south of I-20 both afternoons.

Much of the day Saturday should be rain free with afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s. By late afternoon or early evening showers and storms are expected to begin arriving across east Texas and SE Oklahoma. A few storms could be severe. Rain and storm will gradually spread east across portions of SW Arkansas and NW Oklahoma during the evening and overnight hours. The severe weather threat should diminish with loss of daytime heating and the parent storm system pulling away from the area.

A few areas of rain and storms may be ongoing Sunday morning, but rain chances are expected to decrease for the afternoon hours. Temperatures will warm back into the mid to upper 80s.

Scattered showers and storms will be possible Monday and Tuesday. A few strong storms may make it into the ArkLaTex late Tuesday before rain chances begin to fade again on Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the upper 80s for highs with overnight lows close to 70 through midweek.

Have a good night!

KSLA First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle

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