FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain and storms taper off late Friday

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain and storms taper off late Friday

(KSLA) - Widely scattered showers and storms developed Friday morning across the southern half of the ArkLaTex.

Some of the heaviest rain set up across parts of Caddo and Bossier Parish. Anyone traveling across parts of Shreveport-Bossier early Friday afternoon should watch out for wet roads and areas where the water could have ponded on the the roadways. With these storms producing 1"-2" of rain an hour, localized flooding cannot be ruled out in flood prone areas.

Even though the treat of strong to severe storms is very low, the strongest storms will still be capable of producing heavy rain, frequent lightning and gusty winds.

The latest run of our HIGH-RES FutureTrack the widely scattered showers and storms that developed this morning will start to diminish this afternoon. However, more scattered showers and storms could start to develop further north this afternoon.

By 8PM Friday evening, we should down a decline in the rain activity, but a stray shower or storm will still be possible before midnight.

Don't put the rain gear away for the weekend. More scattered to widely scattered showers and storms will be possible this weekend. Neither Saturday or Sunday are going to be complete washout. However, have a back up plan if you do have outdoor activities on the weekend agenda. Luckily, downpours will likely not last very long in anyone location.

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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