Our next rain maker is set to impact the ArkLaTex as we wrap up the work week and head into the weekend. Rain will be likely late Friday into Friday night and rain will linger into Saturday morning.
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track the rain through the ArkLaTex on FutureTrack in the video below.
Our next storm system will move through the area Friday into Saturday. This storm system will bring in a round of rain. Clouds will increase late Thursday into Friday, then rain will spread from west to east across the area Friday into Friday night. Rain will linger into Saturday morning. The best chance of rain Saturday morning will be across NW LA and SW AR. The rain will taper off from west to east across the area Saturday morning.
Widespread rain will impact the area Friday into Saturday. It looks like this round of rain will come without the threat of strong to severe storms and heavy rainfall.
The American (GFS) and the European (Euro) models are not in total agreement on how much rain will fall, though.
The American model is a little wetter than the European model. The American model shows rainfall totals along and north of the I-30 corridor between 1-2″ and rainfall totals along and south of the I-20 corridor between 0.25-0.75″.
The European model shows widespread rainfall totals between 0.5-1.0″.
Despite the recent rain, this round of rain will likely not cause any additional major flooding problems.
The widespread rain will move east of the area by Saturday afternoon, so this weekend will be far from a washout. Sunday will be the drier and better half of the weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday will be chilly. Highs on both days will be near or just above 50 degrees.
Even though we’ll get a break from the wet weather late this weekend through the beginning of next week, more rain will be possible towards the middle or end of next week. The latest precipitation outlook for January 15 through 21 favors above average precipitation. With more wet weather possible, river and lake levels will need to continue to be monitored.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for widespread rain impacting your Friday and Saturday. Here are a few ways you can keep up with the latest forecast: