3:30 Update: Rain and thunderstorms are continuing to move into the ArkLaTex. The good news is the worst of the rain is done with. Tonight, we will see most of the rain out of the region. Lows will drop into the 50s and 60s. Mother’s Day is looking mostly cloudy and dry. Sunday highs will be into the 70s.
Saturday’s rainfall will likely cause area rivers and lakes to rise slightly. After today, the forecast turns drier for a few days. The dry weather will help out the rivers and lakes. However, we may see a few showers and storms by Tuesday. We aren’t expecting heavy rain. A weak disturbance will move across the southern half of the ArkLaTex. High pressure and drier air will work back into the region starting Wednesday.
Rain and thunderstorms will come back into the forecast either next weekend or week after next. Right now, models are uncertain on the timing. With this next round of showers and storms, rivers and lakes will remain high.
Rain continues to fall over the northwestern half of the area. A look at Futurecast below shows that this area of rain will move to the east early this afternoon. A second area of showers and thunderstorms will move across the southern half of the area later this afternoon and this evening. Severe weather is looking unlikely for our area. If we have any issues, it will be over the southeast edge of the area later this afternoon. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the area through today.
The National Weather Service has once again raised the crest forecast for Shreveport. Currently the river is at a stage of 31.1 feet. The river is now expected to crest at 31.2 feet this evening. See the rest of the area lake and river stages and forecasts here.
See the latest updates on river flood warnings and flash flood advisories and warnings below: