Monday, March 31 Forecast Discussion

Some mid to high level clouds have been working through the area today well in advance of a cold front that is currently sliding through Arkansas. As it approaches and exits the area overnight, a stray shower may develop north of Interstate 20, otherwise just some clouds with us through the overnight.

Tuesday through Thursday will be warm ones as highs should reach at least 80 degrees all three days with Thursday being the warmest of the year in the mid 80s. A pop-up storm will be possible Wednesday afternoon, and a little better chance of rain will arrive late Thursday into Friday with our next cold front.

The next cold front on Friday looks to have most of its energy off to our north, which means that little in the way of severe weather is expected, but we could see a strong storm or two overnight into Friday morning. Rain will exit by Friday afternoon and temperatures should still reach the mid to upper 70s.

Temperatures cool down as we enter the weekend back into the lower 70s as cooler and drier air arrives. There is disagreement in the models over the weekend about whether another system develops and works north bringing rain to start next week or not, so for now, I will go with low rain chances and continue to monitor and update the forecast as we get closer. The start to middle of next week looks to be a little cooler than normal with highs potentially dipping back into the upper 60s.

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