SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Our warming trend will continue today and we will enjoy pleasant temperatures today and tomorrow. A strong cold front is coming this weekend, although it won’t bring much precipitation, there is a late Saturday window for a few flurries or flurries to develop in parts of ArkLaTex.
Thursday will bring typical morning temperatures of 30 and 40 degrees with areas north of I-30 below zero. Dry air will bring mostly sunny skies today, and our high temperatures will hit the low 70s. Wind will be light and westerly at 10 miles per hour.
Clouds will slowly build in the region late tonight and tomorrow before a strong cold front arrives this weekend. We should enjoy another round of pleasant temperatures on Friday with highs in the low to mid 60s.
The cold front will cross the ArkLaTex on Saturday morning. Most of the rain will develop east of us, but we can’t rule out a few light rain showers in Arkansas and Louisiana on Saturday morning. It will become windy and cold behind the front with afternoon temperatures dipping into the 30s and 40s.
It gets interesting on Saturday night. An area of low pressure passing north of us will help trigger light rain as temperatures continue to drop. This light rain could turn into a sleet/snow mix along the I-30 corridor of northeast Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma by sunset Saturday. As temperatures continue to drop overnight, we could see this change in all snowfall late Saturday night through early Sunday morning. Snow could also enter the I-20 corridor late Saturday or early Sunday.
Ground temperatures in the next few days will be warm, so we don’t expect snow to pile up as it will likely melt right away, but there may be slippery/icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
Sunday will be a dry day but it will remain windy and cold with highs in the 40s.
Warmer weather will return early next week with another disturbance bringing a chance of rain by midweek.
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