FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain possible late this week

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain possible late this week
Next Weather Maker: Heavy rain will be possible late Friday - Saturday.

Our next big rain maker will impact the ArkLaTex late this week and into the upcoming weekend.

The first half of the work week will be dry and cool. Clouds will start to return on Thursday, and a few showers will be possible late in the day. Our best chance of rain this week will come late Friday into Saturday.

Rain Chances
Rain Chances (Source: KSLA News 12)

Our next big rain maker will cold front. This cold front will accompanied by an upper-level storm system and a surface low that will stay near the Gulf Coast. Widespread rain will develop late Friday into Friday night.

Next Weather Maker: Heavy rain will be possible late Friday - Saturday.
Next Weather Maker: Heavy rain will be possible late Friday - Saturday. (Source: KSLA News 12)

KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track the potential for heavy rain hour-by-hour on FutureTrack in the video below.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking the potential for heavy rain late Friday into Saturday

Right now, the threat of severe weather looks very low. There might not be enough fuel of instability in the atmosphere to support severe weather. The latest run of FutureTrack doesn’t show any storm energy over the ArkLaTex late Friday into Friday night. If there are a few strong storms Friday or Friday night, they will most likely develop over deep E TX or the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Storm Energy Saturday 12AM
Storm Energy Saturday 12AM (Source: KSLA News 12)

Heavy rainfall capable of flooding will be the main threat Friday through Saturday. Widespread rainfall totals of 1-3″ of rain will be possible across the ArkLaTex. The heaviest rain will likely fall along and south of I-20. This is where 2-4″ plus of rain will be possible.

Rainfall Totals Forecast
Rainfall Totals Forecast (Source: KSLA News 12)

If the precipitation lingers long enough Saturday night, there could be a brief window for snow or a rain/snow mix for places along and north of I-30. No major accumulations or travel problems are expected at this time.

FutureTrack Sunday 12AM
FutureTrack Sunday 12AM (Source: KSLA News 12)

The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for heavy rain late Friday into Saturday.

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