Staying hot into the weekend; more rain is on the way

Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 10:43 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 9:29 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Happy Thursday! Or as I like to call it, “Friday-eve.” Sadly, with the latest data being released today, the drought conditions in the region have gotten worse. But some rain relief appears to be on the way through early next week. And after a hot first weekend of fall, cooler weather is expected to settle in next week.

We’ll stay partly cloudy overnight with dry weather expected in most areas. Lows tonight will stay warm, upper-60s and low-70s.

Additional rounds of storms are likely from tonight through Friday and the rain chances will gradually expand south to include more of the region. Having said that, storms will still be scattered in nature so many places might not see much. With additional cloud cover and higher coverage of storms, highs on Friday will cool into the 80s for most of the ArkLaTex.

The weekend starts off hot and dry but by Sunday afternoon, a stronger cold front will slowly approach from the west bringing more widespread storm chances to the entire region. Storms will then continue through Sunday night and into Monday with the potential of some severe weather across parts of the ArkLaTex. Stay tuned for more updates on this. Behind this front, cooler air arrives with highs by the start of next week in the mid-80s. Storms could linger across the southern half of the ArkLaTex all the way into Tuesday before drier air arrives from the north.