(KNOE) - Radar is picking up on a good coverage of showers south of I-20 this afternoon and they'll try to migrate further north through the evening. There is a frontal boundary that will be sliding south through the evening as well, so depending how quickly that moves it could prevent some of those showers from moving north tonight.
It's interesting to see that we set record highs in 2015 and 2016 of 82 degrees considering we'll be staying in the 40s for the majority of this week, and then by next week we'll be watching for a strong arctic blast of cold air migrating to the ArkLaMiss. The area of low pressure on the northern Gulf coast will sit there for about a day or two which will keep the chance for showers around, but moving further south each day.
Then our second weather maker will be setting up later this week over west Texas, and moving northeast through the plains. Once the cold front passes Sunday night, we'll start to see this upper level pattern become favorable for Canadian and Arctic air to infiltrate much of the central and southern U.S., which is going to set us up for a very cold start to 2018.
As for today, with our overcast sky we only managed to make it into the mid 40s again and overnight we'll cool to the lower 30s. The rain showers will linger through the night, but the coverage will mainly be south of I-20 again.
We could see some showers heading through tomorrow, but it will be much like today where the coverage will be more of the southern portion of our viewing area. Slightly breezy by the afternoon with a 10 to 15 mph wind from the Northeast, so we'll probably feel a bit cooler than 41, especially if you see any rain that will start to cool the air quicker.
Wednesday and Thursday morning is a little tricky because if the showers make it northward to hwy 82 there's a chance we could see a little wintry mix and slick roads. We'll see the sun return Friday but by Saturday afternoon the clouds will move back over us ahead of the approaching system Sunday.
We'll start out with rain through the day on Sunday with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s, but once the sun sets and temperatures start to drop going into Monday we have a better shot of seeing a wintry mix of rain, snow, and even ice in some spots.
This wintry mix looks to stay around I-20 and northward, but as we get closer to that time we'll start to get a better idea of how far south this could impact our area.