January 17 – Weather forecast for Shreveport, Texarkana
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A warming trend began across the ArkLaTex on Wednesday and will continue for another day. The cold air will return on Friday and this weekend. Rain will return starting Monday and continue throughout next week.
Warming trend continues: Temperatures began Wednesday morning near record highs with lows in the single digits and low teens. The low in Shreveport was unofficially 12 degrees, just one degree above the record low set on Wednesday. Afternoon temperatures rose into the 30s and lower 40s. This warming trend will continue on Thursday. Temperatures are likely to drop on Thursday night before some clouds arrive that will invade the region. When clouds arrive sooner, lows will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s. To the north, where they will arrive later, lows will be in the low to mid 20s. Once the clouds arrive, temperatures could start to rise a little later tonight. It is possible that we will see a narrow window in which black ice can form on secondary streets. Temperatures during the day Thursday will rise significantly with highs ranging from the upper 40s to lower 50s in the northern part of the region to the upper 50s to 60s in the southern half of the region.
More cold on the way: Futurecast shows that another cold front will move into the ArkLaTex during the day on Thursday. In front of this front, clouds will increase on Wednesday night from south to north. Thursday will start with a lot of clouds and will likely end with some sunshine returning during the afternoon. Thursday night will be mostly clear. North and northwesterly winds will pick up late Thursday night and bring cooler air on Friday and into the weekend. Lows will return to the teens and lower 20s. Daytime highs will drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s. Expect plenty of sunshine on Friday, clear skies Friday night, and plenty of sunshine on Saturday. The weekend will end with increased clouds on Sunday.
Next week is very humid It still looks like we will see a drastic change in the weather pattern across the country next week. A large upper-level basin will be created over the western half of the country. This will bring warm but humid air back into our area. As the disturbance on the eastern side of this trough moves through the ArkLaTex, we will see intermittent rain Monday through next weekend. The good news is that it will be warmer. Daytime highs next week will be mainly in the 60s. Overnight low temperatures will rise into the 40s and 50s.
Just how much rain? A mix of models shows that next week’s precipitation totals could be several times normal for this time of year. As of this writing, it seems possible we could see rainfall totals of four to eight inches. Fortunately, this will be spread out over the course of about a week. Severe weather still looks doubtful for our area despite the high temperatures. Since precipitation is still several days away, changes to this forecast are still possible. Stay tuned!!
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