Warm temperatures return for the weekend; chance of storms on Easter
While last weekend’s cold front brought a round of severe thunderstorms on Sunday and near freezing temperatures to start this week, the coming weekend looks to be different, yet slightly similar to last week.
The good news is, the temperatures do not look to drop as they did last week — maintaining temps in the seventies for this weekend — however, the bad news is, there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms on Easter Sunday, with a slight chance of some severe.
It’s still a bit early to tell at what time the storms will come through our area on Sunday, but as of the time of this writing, there is a 50% chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms.
According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service, whereas there may be a few strong thunderstorms return to our area, there does not appear to be a threat of any kind of severe weather outbreak at this time.
Predictions and forecasts can change, so there could be little to no storm activity on Sunday or there may be more than anticipated at this time. eParisExtra will monitor the forecasts from meteorologists and keep you informed.
So far it looks like the system that could potentially bring thunderstorms will be to our west and in the panhandle area of Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Kansas on Saturday, moving east. This will likely put the storm system in northeast and east Texas, southeast and central Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas sometime on Sunday through Sunday night.
This storm system does not look, at this time, to be extremely severe, but could put a damper on some Easter plans and egg hunts with rainy conditions, but let’s hope not.
On a good note, it looks to be warmer — even less windy — than it has been this week for the Easter weekend, starting on Good Friday with a high predicted at 75° and a low of 52°. Saturday, 76° for the high and just under 60° for a low, and Easter Sunday the high is 75° and the low 61°, although there is that 50% of rain and storms on Sunday.
Next week looks to be mostly in the high seventies and eighties.
Keep an eye on eParisExtra.com for more Easter weather updates as the day gets closer.
By Josh Allen, eParisExtra