The next big weather maker that will impact the ArkLaTex will arrive by the middle of the work week. This storm system will bring in a round of rain and knock our temperatures down.
Even though we are in the heart of our severe weather season, strong to severe storms are not expected on Wednesday. In fact, not one parish or county in the ArkLaTex will under a Marginal Risk of severe weather on Wednesday. There is not even a Marginal Risk of severe weather for any parts of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas or Oklahoma.
Severe weather is not expected through the upcoming weekend.
Heavy rain and flooding is not going to be a concern either. Most places by Thursday morning won't have even see a 0.5" of rain.
Even though scattered showers and a few rumbles are expected Wednesday afternoon/evening, Wednesday is going to be far from a complete washout. It's not going to be raining everywhere all day. Most of the rain won't start to move into the area until Wednesday afternoon. Rain chances will increase from northwest to southeast across the area late in the day on Wednesday.
Through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the best rain chances will be along and north of the I-30 corridor.
Shreveport-Bossier and the rest of the I-20 corridor probably won't start see rain move in until after 6 p.m. The latest run of FutureTrack shows rain dropping south of the I-20 corridor around 8 p.m. Since FutureTrack is not showing a lot of yellows and reds, it is indicating mostly light rain across the area.
By midnight on Thursday, most of the rain will be across the southeastern half of the ArkLaTex. Rain chances will wrap up from northwest to southeast across the area.
By 8 a.m. Thursday, the widespread light to moderate will have moved east of the ArkLaTex. Most of us will not need to take their rain gear Thursday morning.
Slightly cooler air is going to follow the front into the area, so the end of the work week won't be quite as warm. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s, which will be about 5-10 degrees below where they should be for this time of year.
From this distance, the weekend looks great! It could end up being the nicest weekend 2018 so far. There's going to be plenty of sunshine to go around. Plus, it's going to feel like spring on Saturday and Sunday.
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