Beautiful morning, Red River Valley! 

Today will kick off a potentially active period of storms bringing wind gusts, lightning strikes and brief spurts of heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 30% chance for showers today, though any activity will be scattered, so it's hard to determine who will see rain and who won't.

Otherwise, today will be a hot and steamy 92 degrees with a heat index value up to 102. Winds will be from the south southeast at 5 to 10 mph, leading us into a partly cloudy night with a low around 76.

Rain chances for Monday have diminished, and with a mostly sunny day forecast, temps will rise back to around 97 degrees. We can expect some cooling Tuesday and Wednesday as a cool front dips into the area from Oklahoma. If that happens, we could see a high temperature of just 89 on Wednesday. Expect storm chances to be around 40%, but watch the forecast as that may change the closer we get.

In the meantime, enjoy this last day of the weekend and prepare to stay cool tomorrow. Have a great Sunday!

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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