FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms through the weekend

(KSLA) - If you haven't seen any rain yet, don't worry! More scattered showers and storms will be possible through the upcoming weekend.

So far, the bigger winners in terms of rainfall have been places along and north of I-30. Most places along and south of I-20 haven't seen a drop of rain.

Since Wednesday morning, Live First Alert Doppler is estimating some places across Hempstead, Howard and Nevada Counties have seen over 5" inches of rain.

Rainfall Totals
  • Green: Less than 0.5"
  • Blue: 0.5"-1.5"
  • Purple: 1.5"2.5"
  • Red/Orange: 2.5"-4"+

The latest run of FutureTrack shows an additional 0.25"-0.75" will be possible.

With scattered showers and storms expected, not everyone will see beneficial rain. Some could miss out on the rain completely, while others could see over an inch of rain where the storms develop.

The showers and storms that produced heavy rain across the I-30 corridor this morning will diminish by midday. However, the rain and storms from this morning will likely send an outflow boundary or an area of rain-cooled air further south. This boundary will act live a mini cold front and help trigger scattered showers and storms this afternoon.

This what FutureTrack is showing at 4 p.m.:

Most of the showers and storms that develop this afternoon will diminish this evening. By midnight, most will be dry, but a stray shower or storm will be possible.

More showers and storms will develop during the overnight through Friday morning.

The latest run of FutureTrack shows parts of Deep East Texas will have the best rain chances. However, we could see showers and develop a little further east into parts of Northwest Louisiana.

The morning rain and storms will likely diminish by midday on Friday. However, more scattered showers and storms will develop in the heat of the day on Friday.

This weekend is not going to be a washout, but it's not going to be dry either.

More scattered showers and storms will be possible on Saturday and Sunday.

The rain will likely not last long in any one location. If you have outdoor plans, make sure to have a backup plan, just in case you do get washed out.

Overall, the threat of severe weather looks very low. We have not expected any intense severe storms or anything widespread. However, a few strong to severe storms can't be ruled out.

The strongest storms that develop over the next couple of days will be capable of producing strong wind gusts, heavy rain and frequent lightning.

The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert when it comes to the potential for more scattered showers and storms through the weekend. Here are a few ways you can stay up to date with the latest forecast:

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