January 18 – Weather forecast for Shreveport, Texarkana

January 18 – Weather forecast for Shreveport, Texarkana

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – After a brief experience with higher-than-normal temperatures in part of the area Thursday, cold air will return Friday and this weekend. Warm air will return next week but may come with the risk of heavy rain.

Current temperatures around ArkLaTex

hello back cold: Temperatures rose Wednesday night as expected across much of the region, with morning temperatures starting out in the 30s and lower 40s. The warming continued Thursday with most of the area climbing into the 50s and lower 60s. This taste of warm air won’t last long. Another cold front will sweep through the ArkLaTex and bring below-normal temperatures for a few more days. Friday will start with highs in the 20s and lower 30s. It will be very windy with daytime temperatures in the 30s and lower 40s. We will likely see sustained winds in the morning approaching 20 mph with gusts over 30 possible. Those winds will decrease Friday afternoon and evening.

Tomorrow’s forecast

Enjoy a few days of sunshine: Futurecast shows we will see clear to partly cloudy skies over ArkLaTex tonight. We expect lots of sunshine tomorrow. We’ll stay clear Friday night, and with lighter winds, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and lower to the 20s. Sunshine will continue Saturday but will remain fairly cool with highs back in the 30s and lower 40s. On Saturday night, the weather will be clear to partly cloudy, with some clouds appearing late. Clouds will continue to increase on Sunday with temperatures once again hovering near 40 degrees. Warm air will then begin to return, but at a price.

Current Futurecast episode

Next week is very humid Rain will begin to return to the ArkLaTex late Sunday night. We could see a narrow window at the start of the rain where freezing rain is possible on the northern edge of the area north of the line from Broken Bow to De Queen to Dierks. If these areas get freezing rain, it won’t last long and won’t be long before a switch to all rain occurs. The threat of rain will continue on Monday and could continue on and off through the end of next week. While some thunder will be possible as warm temperatures return, it is doubtful that we will have any severe weather.

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. The typical mix numbers have dropped since yesterday, but not by much. It still looks like we could see rainfall totals ranging from about 3 inches on the northwest edge of the area to 7-8 inches on the south edge. Fortunately, it looks like we can close out the upcoming weekend with some sunshine next Sunday. Rain will come next week along with warmer temperatures. Highs will be mainly in the 60s. Overnight lows will be in the 40s and 50s. Stay tuned!

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