A upper trough is digging across the Central Plain states and into Texas. As this trough swings east-southeastward, it is expected to form a closed low over Arkansas and Louisiana strengthening by Thursday morning.
Rain chances begin after Midnight tonight across the southern counties. Rain will continue to spread across the remainder of the area Thursday morning.
Rainfall amounts through early Friday should range in the 1/4 to 1/2 inch range for most of the state.
A cold air wedge of air to our east along with cloud clover and overrunning precipitation will make for a cold dreary day.
Readings most likely will stay in the 40’s through the day Thursday, with temperatures possibly going down a couple of degrees here and there during the day. Although on the cool side, temperatures will stay above freezing.
Rain is expected to continue into Thursday night as the low moves across the state. By Friday morning, the surface low is pushing up the eastern Atlantic Coast, while the upper low is trailing on its heels.
Some wrap around precipitation will remain possible in the eastern half of the state on Friday morning. Look for temperatures to warm some as rain ends, and clouds begin to slowly decrease during the afternoon.