FIRST ALERT: Rain and storms expected Saturday night

FIRST ALERT: Rain and storms expected Saturday night

Our next big weather-maker will impact the ArkLaTex this weekend.

Even though rain and storms are expected late Saturday through Sunday morning, neither Saturday or Sunday is going to be a washout.

Saturday will probably be a touch warmer than Sunday. Highs on both days will be on either side of 70 degrees.


The first half of Saturday is just going to be cloudy and mild. A few showers will be possible across the area, but the more widespread rain and storm activity will be west of the ArkLaTex through 4 p.m.

This rain activity will move east into parts of southeast Oklahoma and east Texas Saturday afternoon and evening.

The rain and storms will spread from west to east across the area Saturday evening through Saturday night. By midnight on Sunday, the heaviest rain and storms will be shifting east into parts of northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas.

By 8 a.m. Sunday, the heaviest rain will likely be east of the ArkLaTex. However, scattered rain showers will be possible through Sunday afternoon as the back side of the storm system clears the ArkLaTex.

This round of rain and storms will likely come without the threat of severe weather.

Right now, not all the ingredients will be there for strong to severe storms. There probably is not going to be a lot of fuel in the atmosphere for these storms to work with. However, a strong storm or two can't be ruled out, mainly south of I-20.

Right now, not one county or parish in the ArkLaTex is even under a Marginal Risk of severe weather Saturday through Saturday night. A Marginal Risk is the lowest risk level.

Widespread flooding is probably not going to be a concern either.

Most places will see between 1"-2" of rain this weekend. A few isolated locations could see up to 3" of rain.

If you have outdoor plans Saturday morning or afternoon, you're probably not going to have to cancel them. Our best chance of rain this weekend will come Saturday night.

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