Wednesday heat ushers in weak cold front

Posted at 6:17 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 19:18:02-04

Summer-like heat and humidity will be with us Wednesday ahead of a weak cold front which moves through by early Thursday morning.

Most of the rain with the front will stay to our north, as an upper-level low pressure area tracks across Oklahoma into Arkansas late Wednesday.

A spot shower is possible Wednesday afternoon, mainly in our northern counties.

Low clouds will clear out early Thursday morning as drier air moves in behind the front, giving us abundant sunshine and slightly lower humidity Thursday and Friday, which will help boost temperatures well into the 90s inland on those days.

A second front will move through early Saturday and will cool us back into the upper 70s to mid 80s for the weekend with lower humidity as winds shift to the northeast.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and breezy with lows in the low to mid 70s.

Wednesday: Cloudy early then partly sunny, windy, warm and humid with highs near 80 at the beaches to the lower 90s inland and southeast winds at 15-25 mph, gusting up to 35 mph. There is a spot
shower chance late in the day.

Thursday: Early fog and clouds then mostly sunny with highs in the mid 90s well inland to near 80 at the beaches and northeast to east winds up to 15 mph.

Friday: Sunny and hot with highs in the lower 80s beaches to the mid to upper 90s inland and south-southwest winds up to 20 mph.