Friday, December 7 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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Clouds have been with us today with rain showing up on radar but not on the ground as dry air continues to be above the surface. Once we moisten that with rain falling, we will see showers make it to the ground. We may see a bit of a lull in rain, especially south of Interstate 20 overnight, before rain develops over the entire area through Saturday morning.

The heaviest rain still looks to fall Saturday afternoon and evening with one to three inches of rain area wide with locally higher amounts. Thunderstorms are unlikely, and even if we see one, severe weather is unlikely.

Rain will taper off Saturday night with some leftover showers Sunday morning. Clouds will stay with us likely through most of Monday as an upper level low passes to our north and brings in a strong bout of cold air. Temperatures through the weekend and into Monday will likely not break 50 with lows back below freezing Tuesday morning.

We see sunshine return on Tuesday with clouds starting to build in ahead of two cold fronts that will impact us late week. The first one on Thursday with bring some isolated showers with highs back into the 60s. The second, stronger, cold front looks to arrive on Friday morning. While we are a week out, it does appear that this front will bring thunderstorms with it, and we will have to monitor it for the potential to see severe weather.