(KSLA) - So far, most of the ArkLaTex has stayed dry today. However, that is going to change late this afternoon and evening as a storm system and cold front swing through the area.
The rain will drop from northwest to southeast across the area, so the northwestern corner of the ArkLaTex will see the rain first and the southeastern corner last. The latest run of FutureTrack shows the rain dropping south through the ArkLaTex a little quicker than previous runs.
Through 4 p.m., the best chance of rain will be along and north of the I-30 corridor.
By 8 p.m., Most of the rain will be south of the I-30 corridor and approaching the I-20 corridor. Rain could start to move into Shreveport-Bossier as early as 8 p.m., so if you're going to be out late this evening you might need you rain gear.
By midnight, most of the rain will be across parts of Northwest Louisiana and deep East Texas. The rain will wrap up from northwest to southeast this evening through tonight.
By 4 a.m. Thursday, the widespread rain will be east of the ArkLaTex, so you're probably not going to need your rain gear Thursday morning.
Severe weather and heavy rainfall are not going to be concern today or tonight. Not one parish or county in the ArkLaTex is under a Marginal Risk of severe weather. The entire area is just under the general thunderstorm category, so a few rumbles of thunder can't be ruled out.
The forecast models are not showing much rain either. Most of them show Shreveport not evening seeing a half inch of rain by Thursday morning.
FutureTrack indicates a few places will see close to a half inch, but widespread rainfall totals will likely be between a trace and a quarter of an inch of rain.
A few more showers will be possible on Friday as well. Right now, it looks like Friday's rain event will be low impact as well.
There is not a drop of rain in the forecast this weekend! Right now, this weekend could be the nicest one of 2018 so far.
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