Our best chance of rain this week will come Friday afternoon through Friday night. For some, it could be a rainy end to the work week. Even though some will have to dodge a shower Saturday morning, most of the upcoming weekend is going to be dry.
There is going to be an uptick in the rain activity Friday afternoon, but the threat of severe weather looks very low. Not one county or parish is included in the latest severe weather outlook.
As a cold front drops through the ArkLaTex today and more showers and storms are going to develop. By 4 p.m. Friday, FutureTrack shows widely scattered showers and storms along and south of the I-20 corridor. Pockets of heavy rain will be possible, and it could slow down your traveling this afternoon.
Luckily, it doesn't look like this evening is going to be a wash out. As soon as the sun starts to go down and temperatures start to cool this evening, the showers and storms will start to dissipate. Even though FutureTrack isn't showing any rain across the ArkLaTex this evening, a few showers will still be possible.
An upper-level storm system is going to swing through the ArkLaTex tonight, so more showers and storms will likely develop during the overnight. The best chance of rain tonight will be across parts of deep East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.
By 8 a.m. Saturday, most will not have to worry about any rain. The best chance of rain first thing Saturday morning will be across parts of Sabine, Natchitoches and Winn Parishes.
The clouds will clear from northwest to southeast across the area throughout the day on Saturday. FutureTrack is hinting that a stray shower can't be ruled out Saturday afternoon, but most will just see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Afternoon highs on Saturday will be on either side of 80 degrees. Overall, the weather looks great for any Cinco De Mayo festivals.
Sunday will be probably be the better half of the weekend. It's going to be the warmer and sunnier half. Highs on Sunday will be in the mid 80s.
The start of next week will be even warmer. In fact, it will be on the boarder between very warm and hot. Highs next week will be in the mid to upper 80s. For the most part, next week looks pretty dry.
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