SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Good morning and happy Thanksgiving! We are tracking great weather across the ArkLaTex for your Thanksgiving as sunshine and relatively comfortable temperatures are to be expected today. The nice weather won’t last though as we continue to expect showers and thunderstorms to return Friday and potentially last through the weekend. This is part of a developing area of low pressure and cold front that won’t move through the region until Sunday. Behind the front we are expecting a much colder week ahead for the region with a decent chance of many people seeing their first freeze on Tuesday.
In the meantime, as you get ready to prep your turkey and feast today just know it is a chilly start across the ArkLaTex. Temperatures this morning are certainly on the chilly side and are down in the 40s and upper 30s. But thanks to ample sunshine by the time you are scarfing down that turkey dinner you can expect temperatures to be right around the 70 degree mark all throughout the ArkLaTex. Expect the mostly clear conditions to last through the early evening and then clouds will move in.
While nice weather is in store for your Thanksgiving the same can’t be said for your weekend forecast. Starting on Friday showers and thunderstorms will quickly move into the region during the morning hours and will persist throughout the day in a scattered nature. There is a Marginal Risk of severe weather for southern parts of the ArkLaTex, but severe weather isn’t a major concern right now. Saturday right now looks like driest day for the region this weekend. The showers and storms Saturday won’t be nearly as widespread as what we are expecting both Friday and Sunday. On Sunday the true cold front will move through the region bringing more consistent rain along with colder temperatures as we head into next week. The rain should finally wrap during the evening hours on Sunday.
As we look ahead to next week and the start of December it will certainly feel like winter for many of you in the ArkLaTex. High temperatures through at least the first half of the week should only be expected to be in the low 50s with a decent potential for widespread morning freezes. The good news is that through at least Wednesday it is looking dry with a decent amount of sunshine ahead for the ArkLaTex.
So enjoy your turkey dinner, but get ready for a taste of winter next week! Have a great Thanksgiving!
First Alert Meteorologist Andrew Brightman