Monday Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Good afternoon! I sure hope you were able to get out and enjoy some of the nice and sunny weather we experienced today. Temperatures have reached the lower 60s and this will be very warm as compared to what we’re about to deal with. Right now a cold front is dropping into northern Arkansas and this will press southeastward overnight. Temperatures are quite impressive over Texas right now, as some areas are in the middle 80s. This warmer air will help to spark rain and thunderstorms. Right now we haven’t seen much development, but we do expect some rain and storms to break out and march eastward overnight. Right now a slight risk for severe weather is in place for our area through 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. We will keep a close eye on things overnight and monitor the storms that develop.

The cold front will move through with a couple of morning showers tomorrow and temperatures will then be on the fall. You can expect readings to fall into the 30s by the afternoon and snow flurries will be possible through tomorrow night.

Wednesday we will wake up in the 20s, with sunshine making a return in the afternoon. Highs will only be in the 40s and a calm night will set the stage for another freeze Wednesday night. Temperatures will recover into the 60s by Friday, but another front will bring a chance of rain Friday night. This will be followed by another cool down into Saturday.

An interesting setup will come into play on Monday as an upper level low passes nearby. This will bring the chance for rain on Monday, possibly mixing with snow Monday night in some portions of the area. Be sure to tune in tonight at four, fix, six, and ten for more details!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist