FIRST ALERT: Expect a soggy start to Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Expect a soggy start to Saturday
Next Weather Maker (Source: KSLA News 12)

It looks like its going to be a soggy start to the weekend. Widespread rain will move through the ArkLaTex Friday night into Saturday morning.

KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish will track the rain hour-by-hour on FutureTrack in the video below.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking a soggy start to Saturday

Our next rain maker will be a storm system coupled with a cold front. As this storm system moves through late Friday into Saturday, widespread rain will develop from west to east across the area. Strong to severe storms and heavy rainfall area not expected with this round of rain.

Next Weather Maker
Next Weather Maker (Source: KSLA News 12)

Rainfall totals will be on the lighter side, which is good thing at this time. Widespread rainfall totals will likely be between 0.5-1.0″ of rain. A few places north of the I-30 corridor could see between 1.0-1.5″ of rain. This much rain will likely not cause any additional flooding problems.

Rainfall Totals
Rainfall Totals (Source: KSLA News 12)

Despite a heavy dose of clouds, most of the area is going to stay dry Friday morning and afternoon. Our rain chances really won’t start to ramp up until late Friday evening or Friday night. Our rain chances will likely peak Saturday morning. Luckily, the rain will not last long on Saturday. The rain will wrap from west to east across the area Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon should be dry.

Rain Chances: Friday and Saturday
Rain Chances: Friday and Saturday (Source: KSLA News 12)

Saturday afternoon will be cloudy and chilly. Highs will only be in the low to mid 50s. Sunday will likely be the better half of the weekend because it will be the drier half. The cold front that will pass through on Saturday will knock out temperatures down, so Sunday will be a little cooler, despite a little more sunshine, Highs on Sunday will only be near 50 degrees.

Weekend Forecast
Weekend Forecast (Source: KSLA News 12)

The chilly weather is going to stick around through early next week.

Temperature Trend
Temperature Trend (Source: KSLA News 12)

There will be the potential for an area wide freeze Monday night into Tuesday morning.

FutureTrack Temps Tuesday 8AM
FutureTrack Temps Tuesday 8AM

It looks like more mild, wet weather could return towards the middle or end of next week.

Climate Prediction Center: 8-14 Day Temperature Outlook
Climate Prediction Center: 8-14 Day Temperature Outlook (Source: KSLA News 12)
Climate Prediction Center: 8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook
Climate Prediction Center: 8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook (Source: KSLA News 12)

The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the potential for a soggy start to the weekend. Here are a few ways you can keep up with the latest forecast:

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