The forecast for the latter part of the work week and into the weekend is finally beginning to take shape. While the super duper cold front we hoped for won’t materialize, we will see gradual cooling this week and into the weekend, especially for the northern and eastern portions of the state. A weak frontal boundary is currently approaching the Red River counties. This front will continue to slowly drop south tonight and through tomorrow. Cooler and much drier air behind the front…what appears to be a secondary frontal boundary…will also gradually filter across the state in a “backdoor” fashion from northeast to southwest beginning late Thursday through Friday.
It will take awhile for the cooler air to reach the southern half of the state, but it will get there sometime on Friday. What will be most noticeable across the southern half of the state will be the drop in humidity levels which will make even highs in the 80s to low 90s this weekend feel nice. Here’s a look at the forecast highs and lows through Saturday!
Unfortunately, due to the predominantly dry air which will be moving in, we won’t have nearly the rain chances that forecast models earlier this week were presenting. Best chances will be across the panhandle tonight with a batch of storms currently moving in from New Mexico, and once again Friday and Saturday as a couple of upper level disturbances track over the region. Here’s a look at simulated radar between now and 8am tomorrow morning. It’s definitely overdoing the current precip…and likely overdoing the precip early tomorrow morning, but it will provide an overall look at expected rainfall overnight.