June 2 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

By: Will Harkins Email
By: Will Harkins Email

Summer is finally here and it will certainly start to feel like it. Temperatures have been cooler than average because of a low in the Texarkana region that produced all the rain we saw last week. That low has weakened and we will start to see high pressure dominating our forecast for the next few days.

Clouds will be gradually decreasing over the next several days along with our rain chances. We will also see the temperature increasing into the 90’s by Wednesday and will remain in the 90’s for the foreseeable future. A ridge moving into the southeast will strengthen over us. This will be what reduces our rain chances and drives our warmer weather.

By week’s end, the ridge looks to weaken some and a cold front tries to make its way through the viewing area. With that being the case, rain chances only creep up slightly. Other than that, this week looks to be mostly dry and a bit on the toasty side.

Hurricane season as well as Meteorological Summer starts today. It has been 3,142 days since the last category 3+ hurricane has made landfall (Hurricane Wilma in 2005). It's always important to make sure you have a safety plan in case hurricanes do threaten our area this season


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