FIRST ALERT: Sunny warm weather turns into storms by the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Sunny warm weather turns into storms by the weekend

(KSLA) - Today and the rest of the work week looks sunny and very warm.

Unfortunately, this stretch of sunny, dry weather won’t stick around for the weekend. Rain and storms will increase late Saturday through Saturday night. There will be the potential for heavy rain and severe weather during this time.

This morning is mild. Most of us probably won't even need a light jacket out the door. If you do need one, you won't need it for long. Temperatures will be near or above 80 degrees by lunch time. Other than maybe a few areas of fog, no major weather problems are expected to impact your morning commute. You will need your sunglasses out the door. We're going to see plenty of sunshine as soon as the sun comes up this morning.

This afternoon will be mostly sunny and very warm. It could be borderline hot in some places. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. A few places could even flirt with 90 degrees. The humidity will be a little higher today, so it could feel a little warmer than what it actually is outside. Make sure you’re wearing sunscreen and staying hydrated if you’re going to be working hard outside this afternoon. Even though it’s not likely, a stray shower can’t be ruled out today.

A few of the HI-RES FutureTrack models are hinting a stray shower, or two, could pop up in the heat of the day, mainly across the southern tip of the ArkLaTex.

This evening will be very warm. Temperatures won't drop back into the 70s until 8 or 9 p.m. The overnight will be mostly clear and mild. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny and warm as well. Highs will be in the upper 80s, if not near 90 degrees. Even though a stray shower can't be ruled out, rain will be very limited.

Our next big weather maker or storm system will impact the ArkLaTex this weekend. Rain and storms will start to increase from west to east across the area late Saturday into Saturday night. The best storm chances will remain west of the ArkLaTex through Saturday afternoon, so most of Saturday is going to be dry. There will be the potential for severe weather Saturday through Saturday night, especially across the western half of the area. With the storms coming in later in the day, the greatest threat of severe weather will likely stay west of the area. Heavy rain, especially along and north of I-30, could be possible as well. Rain and storms will linger in Sunday, but the threat of severe weather will be diminishing. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid 80s.

More wet weather will be possible early next week. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s. It looks like we’ll dry things out and heat up as we head towards Memorial Day weekend.

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