It looks like it’s going to be a terrific Turkey Day. Unfortunately, it won’t be as nice for Black Friday shoppers.
An upper level storm system and cold front will arrive on Friday and trigger scattered to numerous showers and a few storms.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will breakdown Friday’s rain chances and the timing of the rain on FutureTrack in the video below.
Luckily, strong to severe storms are not expected on Friday. Not one parish or county in the ArkLaTex is even under a Marginal Risk of severe on Friday.
Heavy rainfall and flooding will not be a major concern either. Most places won’t even see an inch of rain. Widespread rainfall totals across NW LA and SW AR will be between 0.25″ and 0.75″. Rainfall totals across E TX and SW AR probably won’t be quite as high.
Most Black Friday shoppers will not need their rain gear Friday morning. It’s just going to be cloudy and chilly across most of the area.
Rain is likely Friday afternoon, especially across NW LA and SW AR. Highs on Friday will be near 60 degrees.
The weather won’t dampen anyone’s Thanksgiving plans. It’s just going to be raining down sunshine all across the ArkLaTex. It’s going to be a cold start, but temperatures will warm up. Thursday afternoon is not going to be too warm or too cold.
The Northwest Louisiana Food Bank and Sportspectrum will host the 31st Turkey Trot 5k run and Fun Run on Thursday, November 22 at 8 a.m. You probably won’t feel as guilty having seconds or thirds if you get a run in Thursday morning. This run’s proceeds provides food to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
Highs on Thanksgiving afternoon will be near or just above 60 degrees.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for a wet Black Friday.