Good morning! Give yourself extra time on your morning commute today. You will mostly likely run into heavy rainfall and strong storms. Heavy rain could reduce visibility on the roadways, make sure to take it slow.
Strong to severe storms are possible throughout the entire morning. A Severe Thunderstorms Watch was issued overnight for most of E. Texas, all of SW Arkansas, and the far western parishes in NW Louisiana. This watch goes until 9am this morning. We continue to track the threat of high damaging wind gusts and large hail. An isolated tornado or two can’t be ruled out, but that is a lower threat.
A Flash Flood Watch continues for all of NW Louisiana, our counties along and south of I-20 in E. Texas and the far eastern counties in SW Arkansas. This watch goes until 7pm tonight. An additional 1-3" of rainfall is possible throughout the morning hours. Some of this could come quite quickly with heavy downpours moving through. Flooding could occur quickly, remember next drive through flooded roadways.
Timing wise...strong to severe thunderstorms have started to move into the far western portions of the ArkLaTex early this morning. Storms will most likely be moving through E. Texas from now until 5-6am. Storms will be pushing through the Shreveport-Bossier area as soon as 5am and will push through the 8am hour. After 8am, storms looks to become more scattered in the nature the rest of the morning. Once the watch is set to expire at 8am, I do anticipate our severe weather threat to be over. Lingering rain and storms are possible until 6pm tonight.
Temperatures throughout the day today will continually cool as the cold front pushes through our area. Southwest winds will dominate this morning from 10-20mph and shift to the northwest later today.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will continue to be your First Alert on the threat of strong storms this morning. Here’s how you can stay up to date with the latest forecast: