First Alert: Multiple warnings, watches in effect across the ArkLaTex

We are tracking all types of severe weather hazards on Wednesday.
We are tracking all types of severe weather hazards on Wednesday.(KSLA News 12)
Updated: Apr. 22, 2020 at 8:21 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - We are tracking strong and severe thunderstorms all throughout the day today. Because of the potential for severe weather, we have declared Wednesday a First Alert Weather Day.

Scattered strong and severe thunderstorms will occur off and on throughout the evening, as disturbance pushes through the region.

Thunderstorms should move out of the region overnight and the rest of the work week should be quiet until Friday evening when another round of showers could be moving through the viewing area.

Your weekend forecast is looking very pleasant with highs in the mid-70s with little to no humidity.

Updated tornado watch includes all of northwest Louisiana and counties in east Texas along and...
Updated tornado watch includes all of northwest Louisiana and counties in east Texas along and south of I-20.(

Strong and severe storms have already been firing up early afternoon and will continue to move in throughout the evening and overnight hours.

Damaging winds and tornado potential will begin to increase heading into the late afternoon and evening hours. More areas could be added to the tornado watch later on today so keep checking back. Other factors to watch for is flash flooding. We saw plenty of rain Sunday with more on the way today which could create dangerous driving conditions.

Remember: turn around, don’t drown.

As we go through the rest of the week we are tracking better weather for the most part. We should be dry during the day both Thursday and Friday, but we are watching for the potential for showers and maybe an isolated thunderstorm Friday evening as a cold front will be moving through the region. Behind the front we are tracking a perfect weekend for the ArkLaTex with ample sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and low humidity.

As we look ahead to next week we are tracking our next chance for showers Tuesday night and into Wednesday, but overall we could be seeing a pretty calm and tranquil week weather wise for the ArkLaTex. Temperatures will also slowing be moving up as well. High temperatures by Tuesday will be in the low 80s, but the good news the mugginess factor will not be major here in the region with maybe the possible exception of today and Friday as Dew points will be rising into the 60s.

So get ready for a very active day weather wise across the ArkLaTex as thunderstorms will be a mainstay all day long, but a pleasant week ahead is something to look forward to. Have a great and safe day!

First Alert Meteorologist Jessica Moore

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