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Wednesday is First Alert Weather Day. Severe storms expected.

Expected timing of severe storms on Wednesday
Expected timing of severe storms on Wednesday(Source: KSLA)
Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 8:50 PM CDT
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A round of severe weather is expected on Wednesday as a strong storm system and cold front pass through the ArkLaTex. The beginning of what may be a significant severe weather and tornado outbreak across the Deep South is expected to start in the ArkLaTex Wednesday morning. Much of the area is under a ‘Slight’ risk or 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. A higher severe weather risk lies just east of the area.

Severe weather outlook for Wednesday
Severe weather outlook for Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

Thunderstorms are expected to start early, with severe weather possible as soon as sunrise Wednesday. Here’s Futuretrack at 7am:

Futuretrack at 7am Wednesday
Futuretrack at 7am Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

By midday strong to severe storms have developed into NW Louisiana.

Futuretrack at midday Wednesday
Futuretrack at midday Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

We’ll still be tracking the threat of severe weather during the early to mid afternoon hours.

Futuretrack at 3pm Wednesday
Futuretrack at 3pm Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

By 5pm the threat for strong to severe storms is expected to lie to our east.

Futuretrack at 5pm Wednesday
Futuretrack at 5pm Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

All modes of severe weather are possible with damaging wind and large hail posing the greatest threats. A few tornadoes are also possible.

All modes of severe weather are possible Wednesday
All modes of severe weather are possible Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

The KSLA First Alert Weather team will keep you updated on the latest severe weather potential. Here’s how you can stay First Alert to the latest forecast details:

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