January 19 – Weather forecast for Shreveport, Texarkana
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Cold air returned to the ArkLaTex Thursday night and will continue through the weekend. A series of disturbances will bring heavy rain to the ArkLaTex starting Sunday night. The risk of rain may continue throughout next week as temperatures rise.
Cold weekend: After much of the ArkLaTex reached the 50s and 60s on Thursday, cooler air returned Thursday night. Temperatures on Thursday started in the 20s and 30s. The weather will be cooler on Friday and Saturday nights with lows in the teens and lower 20s. Daytime temperatures will remain well below normal this weekend with highs mainly in the 30s and lower 40s. Normal highs for this time of year are in the mid to upper 50s.
Dry over the weekend: Futurecast shows we will see clear skies over the ArkLaTex on Friday night and plenty of sunshine on Saturday. We will likely stay clear Saturday night and start Sunday with some sunshine in the morning. Clouds will begin to return to the region during the day on Sunday. These clouds will begin to drop some rain mainly over the northwestern half of the region Sunday night. There is still a small chance that we will see a brief period of some wintry precipitation mixing with rain late Sunday night, but this likely won’t cause any travel issues. Rain is expected to increase across the region on Monday and is likely to continue through Monday night and into Tuesday. Severe weather seems unlikely.
Next week is very humid The risk of rain decreases slightly during the middle and latter half of next week. Long-range models have trended downward in their rainfall forecasts over the past few days. That continued today. The model mix shows rainfall totals of three to five inches with heavier amounts in the southern half of the region
WPC 7 rainy days: The latest 7-day precipitation potential forecast from the Weather Prediction Center indicates that totals between now and next Friday will range from 1.5 to 2.5 inches over the northwestern half of the region to 2.5 to 5 inches over the Southeast. Fortunately, it looks like we may close out the next 10 days with some sunshine next Sunday and Monday. 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. We could get a little cooler by the end of next weekend. Get those umbrellas ready!
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