We’re kicking off the weekend on a picture-perfect note, with lots of sunshine and pleasantly cool temperatures. Our weather watcher in Centre reported a chilly low of 48-degrees this morning. Despite the cool start, temperatures are rising quickly and we should reach highs near 82 after lunchtime. The sky will be mostly sunny today, with a mostly clear sky overnight. Remember to pack on lots of sunscreen if you’re going to be outdoors for a long period of time.
Highs over the next couple days will be approaching the 90-degree mark, with partly cloudy conditions. A northwest to southeast flow pattern over the state may also guide a complex of thunderstorms or showers in our direction. We’re already noticing one of these organized systems to our west over Arkansas this morning. We will have to keep an eye to the north later tomorrow and especially on Monday.
The chance for rain will be greatest by Tuesday afternoon as a cold front approaches the state. The models this morning are a bit more aggressive with pushing this front through our area Tuesday night and early Wednesday. We expect a good coverage of scattered showers and storms for Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. This activity should taper off early Wednesday, with drier air settling in for the rest of the work-week.
**NOAA WEATHER RADIO**The National Weather Service will be testing NOAA Weather Radio signals today at 11AM. They have shifted the test to include Saturday’s since more people are home on the weekend. If you do not receive the test today, be sure to check our instructional video on the weather blog at myfoxtracker.com
Have a great Saturday!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
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