The next rain maker that will impact the ArkLaTex will arrive late Wednesday.
An upper-level storm system and the remnants of Hurricane Wilma will merge and bring in our round of rain.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track the rain hour-by-hour with FutureTrack in the video below.
Neither Wednesday or Thursday is going to be washout. The best chance of rain for most of the area will come late Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, so Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon will likely be dry. The commute to work Thursday morning could be sloppy with rain and wet roads.
Strong to severe storms are not expected. However, periods of heavy will be possible. Luckily, this system is going to move through quickly, so our rainfall totals will be limited. The heaviest rain will likely fall south of I-20. This is where widespread rainfall totals of 1-2″ of rain will be possible. Rainfall totals along and north of I-30 will likely not be as high.
Thursday is the opening day of the State Fair of Louisiana and most of the day should be dry. The clouds will linger, though. Plus, it’s going to be chilly. Highs on Thursday will only be in the upper 50s.
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.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for heavy rain late Wednesday into Thursday morning.