FIRST ALERT: Rain and a few strong storms expected this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Rain and a few strong storms expected this weekend

Rain and storms are expected to return to the ArkLaTex this weekend as our next storm system sweeps through the area.

Luckily, the threat of severe weather is low and most of the rain will move through Saturday night, so most outdoor activities on Saturday and Sunday won't be impacted.

Even though the threat of severe weather is low, isolated strong to severe storms can't be ruled out. Most of the ArkLaTex along and west of I-49 will be under a Marginal Risk (1 out of 5) of severe weather. Widespread or significant severe weather is not expected at this time.

Widespread flooding or flash flooding will not be a major concern either. Widespread rainfall totals across the area will likely range from 1"-2" of rain. A few places could pick up as much as 3" of rain.

FUTURETRACK

The first half of Saturday is going to be mostly cloudy and mild. The best rain chances through noon on Saturday will be just west of the ArkLaTex.

By 4 p.m. Saturday, showers and storms will be moving into the northwestern corner of the ArkLaTex. Even though a few showers can't be ruled out across the rest of the area, the best chance of rain will be north of I-30 across parts of east Texas and southeast Oklahoma.

By 8 p.m. Saturday, widespread rain and thunderstorms will be moving east across parts east Texas and southeast Oklahoma. A few of these storms could be strong to severe. Even though a few showers or storms can't be ruled out, most of northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas will be dry.

By midnight on Sunday, the heaviest rain and strongest storms will be moving east and crossing over into southwest Arkansas and northwest Louisiana. A few of these storms could be strong to severe.

By 4 a.m. Sunday, the heaviest rain will likely be through most of the area. Heavy rain and storms will still be possible across the southeastern corner of the ArkLaTex. This does include parts of deep East Texas and Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn and Jackson Parishes.

By 8 a.m. Sunday, the heaviest rain and strongest storms will be well east of the ArkLaTex. However, a few showers will still be possible through Sunday afternoon as the back side of this storm system clears the ArkLaTex.

Make sure to stay ahead of the rain and storms this weekend.

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