Thunderstorms and the threat of severe weather are set to return for some parts of the ArkLaTex over the next couple of days.
Even though the brunt of our next storm system will stay west and north of the ArkLaTex, there will still be the potential for a few strong to severe storms over the next couple of days, especially along and north of I-30.
The latest severe weather outlook for Wednesday shows the threat of severe weather staying west and north of the ArkLaTex.
By 4PM Wednesday, FutureTrack shows isolated to scattered showers and storms developing across the northern half of the area. Even though the threat of severe weather is very low, a stronger storm capable of small hail and gust winds can't be ruled out.
By 8PM Wednesday, most of the shower and storm activity across the northern half of the ArkLaTex will be winding down. The better storm chances will probably be north of the area.
The greatest risk of severe weather for the ArkLaTex this week will come on Thursday. However, not everyone will have to worry about storms and severe weather. The best storm chances and the greatest risk of severe weather will be across the northwestern half of the ArkLaTex.
There is a Slight Risk (2 out of 5) for the I-30 corridor and points to the north. The strongest storms on Thursday will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. Right now, the tornado threat looks very low.
By 8AM Thursday, FutureTrack shows most of the rain and storm activity north and west of the ArkLaTex. However, a few showers or storms can't be ruled, mainly north of the I-30 corridor at this time.
By 12PM Thursday, FutureTrack shows a cluster of storms moving northeast across parts of E TX, SE OK and SW AR. A few of these storms could be strong to severe. Most of the ArkLaTex will likely stay dry on Thursday, especially places along and south of I-20.
By 8PM Thursday, more storms could be developing across the northwestern corner of the ArkLaTex. There will still be the potential for strong to severe storms at this time.
Thunderstorms will likely linger into Thursday night across parts of E TX, SE OK and SW AR north of I-30.
On Friday, a cold front will bring in our best chance of rain this week. Even though a few strong storms can't be ruled out, the threat of severe weather on Friday looks low.
The stronger storms will likely develop across parts of deep E TX. Parts of E TX will be under Marginal Risk of severe weather on Friday.
By 4PM Friday, FutureTrack shows scattered showers and storms dropping to the southeast across the ArkLaTex. This is when rain will start to develop across the southern half of the ArkLaTex.
Rain or a few showers could linger into Saturday morning, mainly along and south of I-20. Most of the rain should be gone by the afternoon on Saturday. Sunday will likely be the better half of the weekend because it's going to be dry and warmer.
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