Westerly winds really crank up today as an area of high pressure shifts across the ArkLaTex region. Gusts could reach 30-35mph on an otherwise quiet, cool day. Expect abundant sunshine with highs only reaching the mid 60s. The wind will die down tonight as lows fall into the mid 40s. Milder weather returns to close the workweek before rain overspreads Region 8 early this weekend. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. Stay tuned.