FIRST ALERT: Next rain maker set to move in late Wednesday into Thursday

Our next big rain maker will impact the ArkLaTex late Wednesday through early Thursday. Expect rain to increase from west to east across the area Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. Widespread rain will likely make for a sloppy commute Thursday morning. Strong to severe storms are not expected. However, heavy rain will be possible.

We’ll be partly cloudy overnight. Lows will range from the upper 40s north of I-30 to the mid 50s south of I-20. Everyone will need at least a light jacket first thing Wednesday morning. Even though most will stay a dry, a little light rain or a few sprinkles will be possible across E TX.

For much of the ArkLaTex, Wednesday is going to be a cloudy, dry day. Expect the clouds to increase from west to east across the area. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s. Rain will likely begin moving into east Texas sometime in the afternoon.

Rain will spread from west to east across the area Wednesday evening into Wednesday night. Periods of rain will continue Wednesday night into Thursday morning, especially across NW LA and SW AR. The heaviest rain will wrap up from west to east across the area Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon. However, the clouds and light rain will linger. Highs on Thursday will only be in the upper 50s. If you plan to head out to the State Fair of Louisiana on opening day Thursday plan on wearing a heavy jacket and packing some rain gear.

Most will likely be done with rain for awhile after Thursday. For the most part, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are looking dry and mostly sunny. However, one model does show some light rain will be possible Saturday morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s on Friday. The weekend will be even warmer. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid 70s.

Our temperatures will be knocked down a little for the start of next week. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. From this distance, both days are looking dry.

Have a nice night!

KSLA First Alert Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle

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