A slow-moving cold front and a slew of upper-air disturbances will likely keep rain chances, clouds, and cooler temperatures in the forecast through much of the first week of August.
Several, weak disturbances continue to move through the ArkLaMiss thanks to the jet stream pattern left in place by last weekend’s cold front. The first disturbance is already stirring showers and storms across much of the Deep South this afternoon (Tuesday). However, rain chances are likely to increase over the next few days.
The best rain chances revolve around another cold front that will move toward the area on Friday. As the front slows or stalls through the weekend, rain and storms will be possible. A couple of additional disturbances will likely keep scattered rain chances in the forecast through the first of next week.
While it’s still early in the forecast, some of these storms could produce high rain totals over the region through the next week. Thankfully, most of the rain should be spread out over several days, lessening the potential for flash flooding.
The best takeaway from the forecast will be unseasonably cool temperatures. Highs will likely stay in the upper 80s through the next week, with morning lows in the low 70s.