FIRST ALERT: Rainy Friday night and soggy Saturday morning ahead

FIRST ALERT: Rainy Friday night and soggy Saturday morning ahead
FutureTrack Saturday 4AM (Source: KSLA News 12)

If you love sleeping while it’s raining outside then you are going to sleep like a baby tonight. It’s going to be a rainy night and, unfortunately, the wet weather will make for a soggy Saturday morning.

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

FIRST ALERT: Rainy Friday night and soggy Saturday morning ahead

The best chance of rain for most of the area will come late Friday night into Saturday morning. Widespread rain will develop from west to east across the area tonight. The best chance of rain Friday evening through Friday night will be across E TX and SE OK, while the best chance of rain Friday night into Saturday morning will be across NW LA and SW AR. The widespread rain will wrap up from west to east across the area Saturday morning.

Chance of rain
Chance of rain (Source: KSLA News 12)

Strong to severe storms and heavy rainfall are not expected. Rainfall totals will be on the lighter side. Most of the forecast models show Shreveport will only see between a 0.25-0.75″ of rain.

Rainfall Models - Shreveport
Rainfall Models - Shreveport (Source: KSLA News 12)

The latest run of FutureTrack shows widespread rainfall totals across the area will be between 0.25-0.75″. Rainfall totals across the I-20 corridor and points south will likely be between 0.25-0.5″, while rainfall totals across the I-30 corridor will be a little heavier. This is where we could see rainfall totals between 0.5-1.0″ of rain. This much rain will likely not cause any additional flooding problems.

FutureTrack Rainfall Totals
FutureTrack Rainfall Totals (Source: KSLA News 12)

After the rain moves out Saturday morning, the rest of the weekend should be dry. Despite the clouds and rain, Saturday is going to be the warmer half of the weekend, especially for the southern half of the area. Highs on Saturday will range from near 50 degrees north of I-30 to the low 60s south of I-20.

Highs Saturday
Highs Saturday (Source: KSLA News 12)

Sunday will be the cooler and drier half of the weekend. Even though it will be dry, it won’t feature a ton of sunshine. Expect a partly to mostly cloudy sky on Sunday. Highs on Sunday will only be near 50 degrees.

Weekend Forecast
Weekend Forecast (Source: KSLA News 12)

Luckily, it does not look like rain is going to impact 12th Byte at LSUS on Saturday or tailgating before Saints game in New Orleans on Sunday.

Weekend Event: 12th Byte
Weekend Event: 12th Byte (Source: KSLA News 12)
Weekend Event: Saints Game
Weekend Event: Saints Game (Source: KSLA News 12)

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