Storm In Gulf Could Affect Our Area

The National Weather Service said, “We’re still watching for the development of a potential tropical system in the NW Gulf of Mexico. This system will move inland, then drift north into the ArkLaTex during the weekend, bringing scattered showers and storms to the area. No threat of flooding is expected.”

The latest forecast gives this storm a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. 

Friday through Wednesday – Showers and thunderstorms will be on the increase across the four state area this weekend as the tropical low in the western Gulf lifts northward into east Texas. Due to the rich tropical moisture in place, storms will be capable of heavy downpours along with gusty winds and lightning. The threat of thunderstorms will then decrease on the July 4th holiday next week as the low moves to our east. Any outdoor activities should include weather safety plans for hot temperatures returning to the region.

Below is the local forecast through the weekend for our area.

Friday – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Sunday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Monday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.


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