FIRST ALERT: Rain returns by the end of the week

FIRST ALERT: Rain returns by the end of the week

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, so this stretch of nice sunny spring weather will eventually come to an end.

Right now, an upper-level ridge or an area of high pressure in the atmosphere is planted over this ArkLatTex. This are of high pressure is responsible for the the warm temperatures and all the sunshine we've seen over the last couple of days. Typically, this type of weather pattern gives us warm and dry conditions.

By the end of the work week, this area of high pressure will be east of the ArkLaTex, which will allow the jet stream to be more out of the southwest. Typically, this type of weather pattern is more active.

Right now, it looks like the main storm energy with this storm system will stay to our north and west, which is why the threat of severe weather on Wednesday will be much high across the central parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. On Wednesday, a severe weather outbreak will be possible across the plains.

As the storm systems lifts to the north on Thursday and Friday, it's going to throw a cold front our direction, which is why our rain chances will increase. Right now, the threat of severe weather and heavy rain looks low.

As the front clears the ArkLatTex on Saturday, it's going to take the good rain chances with it. A few showers could linger south of the I-20 corridor Saturday into Sunday. Most of the area will stay dry on Cinco de Mayo, though.

This front will knock our temperatures down a little. However, it's still going to be rather seasonable.

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