UPDATED (10:30 a.m.): Severe weather a possibility today

UPDATE (from the NWS as of 10:30 a.m.)

  • Lincoln Parish borderline,  included in  MODERATE RISK & the ENHANCED RISK for Severe Weather.
  • Timing for our area should be from 12 am midnight until around 4 am
  • Threats include all forms of Severe Weather including Tornadoes, Large Hail & Straight line damaging winds.
  • Threat of heavy rainfall should be mostly north/northwest of our area.
  • Be Prepared & Be Safe


UPDATE (from the NWS as of this 9 a.m.):

  • Widespread severe weather outbreak is possible this afternoon and evening
  • Strong tornados, damaging winds, large hail and the potential for flash flooding will be possible
  • A flood watch remains in effect through noon on Friday
  • The moderate risk as been expanded slightly further south then previously
  • A wind advisory has been issued and will go into effect this afternoon and continue thru noon Friday


According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is a possibility across our entire region today.

Lincoln Parish could see hail, damaging winds, severe thunderstorms and even the possibility of tornadoes. According to the hour-by-hour forecast, the chance for severe weather increases throughout the morning and into the afternoon.

Ruston residents are reminded to sign up for CodeRED, a free service that includes severe weather alerts as well as information out about street closures, emergency information, and any other alerts. CodeRED alerts can be received on a landline, a cell phone or even an iPad. To sign up, click HERE.

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