FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain could impact your morning commute

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain could impact your morning commute

(KSLA) - More showers and storms are expected to develop Monday tonight and could impact the commute Tuesday morning.

Even though the threat of severe weather is low, a strong storm capable of strong wind gusts can't be ruled out.

Heavy rain will be more of a threat.

It could be a noisy night for some as well. Frequent lightning will be possible with the strongest storms.


By midnight, showers and storms will be developing across the northern tip of the ArkLaTex.

This complex of showers and storms will continue to build as it drops to the southeast across the area.

The latest run of FutureTrack shows showers and storms approaching the I-20 corridor across parts of Northwest Louisiana and East Texas between 3 and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

By 8 a.m., most of the rain and storms activity will be south of the I-20.

Our rain chances will wrap up from north to south across the area late tonight through Tuesday morning.

This complex of showers and storms likely will slow you down if you're going to be traveling across parts of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.

Heavy rain will lower your visibility. Plus, most roadways still will be wet.

The heaviest rain and thunderstorm activity will be south of the ArkLaTex by noon Tuesday.

A few stray showers could linger into Tuesday afternoon, but most people will not need their rain gear in the afternoon.

By Tuesday night, widespread rainfall totals of 0.5"-1.5" are expected across the southern half of the ArkLaTex.

This much rain will put a big dent in the drought and, hopefully, lead to some of the burn bans being lifted by midweek.

  • Northwest Louisiana: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Jackson, Natchitoches, Red River and Webster parishes
  • East Texas: Camp, Franklin, Harrison, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Shelby counties
  • Southwest Arkansas: Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette and Nevada counties.

The front and storm system that are going to bring in this complex of showers and storms also will lead to some nice summer weather.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday could wind up being the nicest days of the summer.

Highs will be in the low to mid-90s, which is near or just below average for this time of year.

Plus, the humidity is going to be low. We should be in the comfortable zone on our muggy meter.

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