Scattered rain and cooler temperatures expected Friday.. weekend looking warm


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The remnants of Imelda are bringing rainfall to the ArkLaTex this morning, with the heaviest rain through the noon hour likely to occur north of I-20. Radar is estimating 1 to 2 inch accumulations in some areas of east Texas.

1-hour radar loop

As we move into the afternoon the trailing bands from Imelda may trigger a few scattered showers and thunderstorms but the coverage won’t be as widespread as what we are seeing this morning. Expect the majority of rain to end by the time local football games kick-off this evening.

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An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain will be possible, especially across east Texas and our Arkansas/Oklahoma counties north of I-30. Due to the dry conditions for the past month, the ground will be able to absorb most of this. We are no longer in a Flash Flood Watch, but water ponding on roadways will be possible throughout the day.

Thanks to the rain and cloud cover we should enjoy below normal temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

As we move into the weekend we’ll have enough lingering cloud cover Saturday to hold us in the 80s with only spotty rain possible. Most areas will be dry.

Friday forecast high temperatures

A cold front brushing the northern ArkLaTex next Monday and Tuesday will bring an additional chance of showers and storms north of I-20.

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