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.
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.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track the potential for heavy rain hour-by-hour on FutureTrack in the video below.
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.
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.
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.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for heavy rain late Friday into Saturday.