Good morning, Red River Valley! 

The high pressure ridge that's kept the heat dialed up these past few days should help keep a lid on precipitation chances today, but a weak low pressure system moving across Oklahoma later today could spark an isolated shower or two near the Red River. As a result, all five counties have a 20% chance of showers this evening.

Otherwise, today will be a bit cooler than it has been at 95 degrees with heat indices around 101. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. Where isolated showers don't form, the night will be mostly clear with a low around 75. 

Low storm chances invade the rest of the week's forecast, kicking up to 50% on Saturday.

So go ahead and get that outside work done today so you can enjoy the weekend even if it rains. Have a great Thursday!

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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