6:56AM January 31, 2022

SUNNY & WARMER TODAY AND TOMORROW; RAIN RETURNS MIDWEEK… Mostly sunny skies today will allow temperatures to rise to the upper-60s this afternoon. After very cold temperatures in the first half of the weekend, today, tomorrow, and Wednesday will feature temperatures that are above our climatological norms for this time of year. Rain chances will rise Wednesday evening ahead of a chance of thunderstorms on Thursday. It is a bit too early to know if severe weather concerns will be a real issue, although I suspect there will be at least some risk of a few stronger storms on Thursday. This weekend will feature cooler temperatures, much closer to our norms for this time of year, with highs slated to be in the 50s with lows near the freezing mark. A few more Monday morning forecast notes are below.

WARMER TEMPERATURES THROUGH THURSDAY… High temperatures will be in the upper-60s today and tomorrow ahead of low-70s expected in the afternoon hours of Wednesday and Thursday. Mostly sunny skies are expected today and tomorrow (Tuesday).

SHOWERS BECOME POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY… Rain will return to our local area on Wednesday in the form of scattered showers in the afternoon and evening hours. Severe storms are unlikely on Wednesday, although I do expect thunderstorms to set up to our west across parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and east Texas. Locally, temperatures will reach the 70 degree mark in the afternoon hours with showers gradually increasing in coverage throughout the evening.

STORMS POSSIBLE THURSDAY AS COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH… Thunderstorms will be possible on Thursday as a cold front approaches from the northwest. I expect the Storm Prediction Center to introduce a low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk valid for Thursday in upcoming convective outlooks. This means that a few strong to marginally severe storms may become possible on Thursday.

DRIER, COOLER WEEKEND… Temperatures will be in the 50s on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons with overnight lows likely to be closer to the freezing mark. A few residual showers may be possible Friday morning but rain chances will diminish throughout the day on Friday. Saturday and Sunday will likely be dry.

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