Today is a First Alert Weather Day for the ArkLaTex. Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and that threat may continue into the overnight for some parts of the ArkLaTex.
Much of the area has been placed under an ‘Enhanced’ risk of severe weather in the most recent outlook. An ‘Enhanced’ risk is a '3′ on a scale from 1 to 5.
Numerous severe storms with several occurrences of damaging wind, large hail and perhaps a few tornadoes are all possible.
Questions remain regarding overall evolution of storms during the day tomorrow and how that may impact the formation of additional storms Saturday night. One computer forecast model brings a solid line of storms into the ArkLaTex during the afternoon hours. That line sweeps east across the entire area by evening with only limited storm development later Saturday night across portions of NW Louisiana.
A second model weakens the first round of storms as it moves into the area with the greatest impacts occurring around the I-30 corridor and only isolated storms through the afternoon and evening hours elsewhere. Because of the limited activity during the afternoon/early evening the door is left open for another round of more widespread showers and storms developing toward midnight and pushing across the area through overnight hours. Additional severe weather would be possible with this nighttime activity.
The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will be closely monitoring the evolution of storms tomorrow and will give you the First Alert of the latest timing and impacts expected. Here’s how you can stay weather aware this weekend: