UPDATED: Severe weather possible Friday

UPDATED (Today at 8 a.m.): The NWS has updated its severe weather forecast and the main risk for the Lincoln Parish area is now Friday. Our area has now been upgraded to the moderate risk for this weather with widespread storms likely.

Friday will start with cloudy skies but strong thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon. Damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado could part of the severe weather. Chance of rain is 100 percent Friday.

Code RED allows residents to sign up for emergency notifications, general notifications and severe weather warnings. Residents can choose up to sign up for one or all three. 

To sign up, visit ruston.org and scroll down to the Code Red box. From there, the process takes about three minutes to complete.


Lincoln Parish and the surrounding area could very likely see some severe weather today and into tonight.

Lincoln Parish is in the ENHANCED RISK category for severe weather late Thursday/early Friday with a chance for strong winds, hail and tornadoes.