Extreme temperature swings

Updated: Dec. 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM CST
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(KSLA) - Temperatures in the ArkLaTex have been a little crazy the past few days.

We began the week with temperatures climbing into the upper 60s, with mild evenings.

A cold front that moved through late Tuesday brought in some much cooler weather, as daytime highs struggled to get out of the 40s by Thursday.

And just when you thought the winter coats were going to be a staple to your wardrobe, what do you know? We're in for yet another warm-up.

Southerly flow will return to the region later Thursday evening. Mostly cloudy skies will dominate the day Friday as temperatures jump into the lower 60s by the afternoon. A few showers will be possible later in day, after a drizzly start.

Saturday likely will be our warmest day for quite some time as daytime highs reach the low to mid-70s! It will be a breezy day ahead of our next cold front. Rain and storms will be likely, with a few of these storms becoming strong to even severe. The biggest threats will be strong, damaging winds, but an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

A very cold air mass will barrel into the area behind this front. Temperatures will drop 30 to 40 degrees overnight Saturday. Daytime highs Sunday will not even get out of the upper 30s for some. However, the cooler weather will be sticking with us for at least a few days to start the next work week.

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