UPDATED: Severe weather alert in effect for today

NWS UPDATE AS OF THIS MORNING

Timing and Overview:

  • Strong to severe thunderstorms will move into our area from the west today and will continue into the early evening hours.
  • Timing
    • SW Arkansas, NW Louisiana, and Deep East Texas between 8AM to 4 PM.
    • NE Louisiana and South-Central Arkansas 2PM to 8PM.
  • Wind speed values around 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph possible across portions of north Louisiana, south Arkansas, and deep east Texas today 

Impacts:  

  • Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes possible across portions of deep east Texas, south Arkansas, and north Louisiana.
  • Boaters on area lakes should exercise caution due to strong winds and large waves.

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Our area could see significant severe weather throughout today and residents are encouraged to keep up with the hour-to-hour forecast throughout the day.

The National Weather Service is calling for chances of excessive rainfall (flood threat), high winds, and possible tornado activity throughout the state of Louisiana today.

Rain should have started overnight and will continue throughout most of today and possibly into this evening.

Lincoln Parish could also see winds in excess of 25 miles per hour and damaging winds up to 60 mph are possible. Lincoln Parish is within the area where there is a 5-9 percent probability of a tornado forming with 25 miles of a point according to the NWS.

Again, please stay in tune with the hour-by-hour weather forecast throughout today. Go to: https://www.weather.gov/shv/

 


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