FIRST ALERT: Rain returns late Wednesday into Thursday morning

Despite a dry start to the work week, our next round of rain is right around the corner. Our rain chances will start to ramp up late Wednesday into Wednesday night. Widespread rain could make for a sloppy commute to work Thursday morning. Luckily, neither Wednesday or Thursday is going to be a washout.

Temperatures won’t tumble as far tonight. However, it’s still going to be chilly, and you’ll need at least a light jacket Tuesday morning. Overnight lows will range from the mid 40s north of I-30 to the low 50s south of I-20. Despite a mostly cloudy sky, most will stay dry tonight. However, a few sprinkles or light rain showers can’t be ruled out across portions of deep E TX.

Tuesday will be very a carbon copy of Monday, but it will be a touch warmer. Expect more clouds than sunshine. Highs will be in the upper 60s. A few places could hit 70 degrees.

Our next storm system will merge with the remnants of Hurricane Willa and bring in our next round of rain late Wednesday into Thursday morning. Keep in mind, most of Wednesday is going to be dry. Highs Wednesday afternoon will still be in the mid to upper 60s. Rain will increase from southwest to northeast across the area Wednesday evening into Wednesday night. Due to a lack of energy in the atmosphere, strong to severe storms are not expected. However, heavy rain will still be possible.

Widespread rain, with pockets of heavier rain, will still be possible first thing Thursday morning. Our rain chances will wrap up from west to east across the area Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon, the heaviest rain will likely be east of the area. We're just going to be left with a heavy dose of cloud coverage. Widespread rainfall totals of 1-2" will be possible. A few places could see 2-3" of rain. Highs on Thursday will be near 60 degrees.

We’ll likely be done with rain for at least a little while after Thursday. From this distance, Friday through early next week looks mostly dry with a ton of sunshine. Highs could even jump into the 70s on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a nice night!

KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish

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