Even though we’ll continue to dry out on Monday and Tuesday, the active weather pattern will continue this week.
The remnants of Hurricane Willa will merge with an upper-level storm system and bring in a round of heavy rain towards midweek.
Neither Wednesday or Thursday are going to be a complete washout. In fact, most of Wednesday is going to be a dry, cloudy day. Our rain chances will not start to ramp up until late Wednesday into Wednesday night. On Thursday, our rain chances will be at their best first thing in the morning, so it could be sloppy commute.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will take you hour-by-hour through FutureTrack on Wednesday and Thursday in the video below.
Luckily, there is not going to be a lot of fuel in the atmosphere for this storm system to work week, so strong to severe storms are not expected. Lightning will also not be a big concern.
The greatest concern late Wednesday into Thursday morning will be heavy rain. Right now, most of NW LA and E TX will be under a Marginal Risk of excessive rainfall Wednesday into Thursday morning.
Widespread rainfall totals across the area will likely rainfall from 0.5-1.5″ of rain. A few locations could see between 2-3″ of rain. Even though our rainfall totals won’t be off the charts, localized flooding will be possible, especially in low-lying or flood prone areas. Keep in mind, many locations have picked up several inches of rain already this month.
Right now, it looks like the heaviest rain will be east of the ArkLaTex by the time the State Fair of Louisiana kicks of on Thursday.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for heavy rain late Wednesday into Thursday morning.