The next big weather maker that will impact the ArkLaTex will be another cold front.
As the front drops through the area, our rain chances will increase from the north to south late Friday into Saturday morning.
Yes, rain could impact some Friday night football games and your Saturday morning plans.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track out our rain chances on FutureTrack in the video below.
Strong to severe storms are not expected Friday evening or Friday night. Not one parish or county in the ArkLaTex will even be under a Marginal Risk of severe weather. Most of NW LA and portions of E TX and SW AR are under the general thunderstorm outlook, though.
With the main energy associated with this front staying off to our north and northeast, widespread heavy rain probably won’t be a huge concern either. After the last couple of days, we could use some time to dry out. The latest run of FutureTrack shows the heaviest rain will likely fall across the I-30 corridor. This is where a 0.5-1.0″ of rain will be possible. Most places will likely only see between 0.25-0.5″ of rain. A few places may not even see that much rain.
A few high school football games could be impacted by rain. The best chance of rain Friday evening will be along and north of I-30. Shreveport-Bossier, the rest of the I-20 corridor and points to the south will likely stay dry. Many will not need an umbrella Friday evening, but everyone will need at least a light jacket. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees Friday evening.
Our rain chances will decrease from north to south across the area Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon. From this distance, Sunday is looking like the better half of the weekend. We should finally see a fair amount of sunshine on Sunday. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Make sure to keep the KSLA First Alert Weather App handy Friday evening and Saturday morning. It has a Live Radar layer!
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for rain that could impact your Friday evening and Saturday morning.