The long-range forecast for Texarkana is calling for slightly above normal temperatures and below-normal rainfall.

The Farmer's Almanac was something my parents swore by. From when was the best time to plant their vegetable garden to the detailed forecast information. They kept a copy of it for as long as I can remember. Here is what the Farmers Almanac had to say about the winter for the United States this year.

For the United States, we predict that recent warming trends will dominate in the eastern and northern parts of the United States in the coming winter, with below-normal average temperatures limited to the western portion of the nation.”

Here is what they had to say about our area for the next few months. September will be cooler and drier than normal with temps about 4 degrees below normal and rainfall totals being 3 inches below normal. In October the temps will be slightly higher than normal and rainfall totals below normal as well.

If you are curious the Almanac forecasts are over 80 percent accurate which is way better than most weather apps or weather foks at forecasting in this area.