Parish faces risk of severe weather this afternoon, tonight

By T. Scott Boatright

Lincoln Parish residents are advised to watch the weather this afternoon into tonight as the potential for severe storms arises.

The National Weather Service has a vast portion of Louisiana, including Lincoln and surrounding parishes, at a slight risk of severe weather until 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Parish residents need to remain aware of the situation and just monitor the weather as we move into this afternoon and tonight,’ said Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “The good news is that it should all move on through by mid-morning on Saturday setting us up for a nice weekend overall.”

The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport advises that the primary threats with these storms could be damaging winds of 60-70 mph, large half up to half dollar to tennis ball in size, a low but still existing risk of isolated tornadoes and locally heavy rainfall that could top the two-inch range.

“Drivers should remember to never try to drive through floodwaters if that should happen,’ Franklin said. “Staying safe and aware is the best way to handle these situations.”


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