Editor’s note: This story was updated around 6 a.m. this morning after the National Weather Service changed Lincoln Parish’s severe weather category from Slight Risk to an Enhanced Risk. An updated NWS graphic reflecting that change is at the bottom of the story.
By T. Scott Boatright
The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Shreveport has issued an advisory for a severe weather risk potentially striking Lincoln Parish this afternoon into this evening.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night the NWS had Lincoln Parish in the Enhanced Weather Risk category with the threat of damaging winds up to between 70 – 80 mph, half dollar- to golf ball-sized hail and a media chance tornadoes.
The NWS said additional updates could be issued as staffing/time permits.
Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Kip Franklin urged area residents to stay advised of potential weather conditions this afternoon and tonight.