Residents warned of potentially severe weather

The above National Weather Service graphic shows the potential of severe weather in north Louisiana on Thursday.

By T. Scott Boatright

It’s beginning to become a spring routine for residents of Lincoln Parish.

Area residents are once again warned by the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service (NWS) officer in Shreveport to be on the lookout for the potential of severe weather in the region starting around 8
p.m. today with an increasing chance of dangerous weather on Thursday.

Lincoln Parish is in the NWS warned area of a slight risk of severe tonight with the primary threat of quarter- to half-dollar sized hail, maximum winds of 60 70 70 mph and a very low chance of tornadoes.

Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity from daybreak Thursday through Thursday afternoon with the NWS placing Ruston at the edge of area with an enhanced risk of severe weather then.

The primary threats predicted for Thursday are a medium potential for tornadoes, maximum winds of 70-80 mph and hail up to half-dollar to golf ball-sized.

Lincoln Parish Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin urges parish residents to be aware of the potential for severe weather and to remain alert for possible warnings to be issued in conjunction with the storms expected to hit the
region.

Graphics courtesy of the National Weather Service Office in Shreveport.

The above National Weather Service graphic shows the potential of severe weather in north Louisiana today.

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