Mega 3 Storm Team Doppler Radar as of 3:49 PM, Friday

SHREVEPORT, La. - A shift in the hot and stable weather pattern from earlier this week brought showers and storms to the ArkLaTex Friday.  Rain amounts ranged from a quarter inch to 2 inches.  More of the same is possible Saturday, July 4th.

Jet Stream Forecast for July 4th

The reason...the Heat Ridge from a few days ago moved west allowing for a weather disturbance to replace it over the ArkLaTex Friday.  The same scenario is forecast Saturday afternoon.

6 PM July 4th Precisioncast Forecast

Here is the early evening Precisioncast.  A weak cold front in the area could help set off widespread showers and storms.

10 PM July 4th Precisioncast Forecast

Later in the evening toward 10 o'clock, the storms are expected to settle down some.  Thus, the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale fireworks may win out over Mother Nature's.

Here are the individual Freedom Fest Forecasts for the evening.  Best rain chances show up early and drop off late.

Texarkana Freedom Fest Forecast
Benton Freedom Fest Forecast
Blanchard Freedom Fest Forecast
Fairgrounds Freedom Fest Forecast
Shreveport Freedom Fest Forecast
South Shreveport Freedom Fest Forecast
Ruston Freedom Fest Forecast
Natchitoches Freedom Fest Forecast

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