This week will mostly be quiet for the ArkLaTex with only limited rain expected and not too hot temperature-wise. We’ll be keeping an eye on Hurricane Sally through midweek, but it’s not expected to bring any impacts to the local area.
Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight. Temperatures will settle back into the low 70s by morning. Tomorrow will look a lot like Monday with even less rain. Most of the ArkLaTex stays dry Tuesday. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 80s with a few low 90s possible. With the humidity it will feel hotter with ‘feels-like’ temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.
As we go through the rest of the week we will see more of the same for the ArkLaTex. Temperatures will continue to be in the mid to upper 80s coupled with elevated humidity for region will mean it will still feel like summer. There is some potential that at the end of the week that we could see a cold front roll through the region drastically dropping the mugginess and our temperatures into the low 80s. The best chance for showers this week will be on Thursday.
TROPICS: Sally remains a dangerous category 2 Hurricane with winds at 100mph as of 10pm Monday evening. This is forecast to continue to strengthen and become really close to being a major hurricane. With the latest update, landfall is looking more likely along the Mississippi/Alabama border late Tuesday.
Still churning in the Atlantic are Hurricane Paulette, Tropical Storm Teddy, and Tropical Storm Vicky. Thankfully these are not a threat to the United States, we’ll keep you updated if any others arise.
First Alert Meteorologist Jessica Moore