FIRST ALERT: Rain chances increase later this week and weekend

Most will need their sunglasses and sunscreen over their umbrella for the next couple of days. However, it does look like our rain chances will go up towards the end of the week. Wednesday and Thursday will still only feature isolated showers and storms. The showers and storms will become more scattered on Friday and could become numerous on Saturday and Sunday. Right now, it looks like some Friday night football games could be impacted by rain and so could your weekend plans.

The overnight will be mostly clear, warm and muggy. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s. No one will need a light jacket first thing Wednesday morning.

It seems like the closer we get to fall the hotter it gets. With high pressure anchored over the ArkLaTex, this bubble of hot and humid air isn't going anywhere. Wednesday will be another hot and humid day. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s, with max heat indices above 100 degrees. With high pressure overhead, our rain chances will be slight at best Wednesday afternoon. However, a few showers and storms can't be ruled out, mainly during the afternoon and south of I-20.

Thursday will be very similar to Wednesday. Expect hot and humid conditions with just a few showers and storms around. By the end of the work week, the area of high pressure that is anchored over the ArkLaTex will shift east. This will allow a disturbance and cold front to get close enough to the ArkLaTex this weekend to increase our rain chances. Because of the added clouds and rain, temperatures will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Places that see more rain and clouds will be cooler.

Confidence is increasing that our first fall cold front of the season will push through later next week which could drop high temperatures to around 80 and overnight lows near 60!

Stay cool and have a good night.

KSLA First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle

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