First Alert: Thursday cold front brings rain and big temperature drop

First Alert: Thursday cold front brings rain and big temperature drop
Saturday morning temperatures (Source: KSLA News 12)

The latest in series of cold fronts will track into the ArkLaTex Thursday bringing rain and another big cooldown with it. After seeing highs close to 80 Wednesday afternoon, temperatures are set to drop nearly 30 degrees by Friday.

The cold front will move into the I-30 corridor Thursday morning. South of the front temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s by midday Thursday. To the north much colder temperatures in the 30s are expected.

Next cold front moves in Thursday
Next cold front moves in Thursday (Source: KSLA News 12)

Around the I-20 corridor temperatures will likely peak around midday and then fall slightly through the afternoon.

Falling temperatures likely Thursday afternoon
Falling temperatures likely Thursday afternoon (Source: KSLA News 12)

Rain will accompany the front as well, starting near and north of I-30 in the morning, and then spreading south across the area through the day. We’re not expecting any heavy rain or strong storms, but showers may linger into Thursday evening before drying up by Friday morning.

Hour-by-hour rain forecast Thursday

Temperatures behind the front will be significantly colder. Clouds Friday morning will likely keep frost and freezing conditions away, but temperatures will be cold ranging from the 30s north to low 40s south.

Friday morning temperatures
Friday morning temperatures (Source: KSLA News 12)

Even with some sunshine breaking out by Friday afternoon, we’ll struggle to get very far into the 50s. Keep in mind our average highs this time of year are still around 70.

Friday afternoon temperatures
Friday afternoon temperatures (Source: KSLA News 12)

Friday night into Saturday morning will bring the coldest conditions. A frost looks likely across the ArkLaTex and in the northern part of the area a freeze can be expected.

Saturday morning temperatures
Saturday morning temperatures (Source: KSLA News 12)

We do warm back up quickly over the weekend with sunshine and dry weather expected. Highs Saturday will climb into the low 60s and by Sunday we could be near 70 again.

Temperatures bounce back this weekend
Temperatures bounce back this weekend (Source: KSLA News 12)

The warm up will brief though...another shot of even colder air is expected by early next week with temperatures more like January than November.

The KSLA First Alert Weather team will keep you informed on the impacts of Thursday’s cold front and the next shot of cold air next week. Here’s how you can stay up-to-date with the latest forecast:

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