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First Alert! Severe storms possible Wednesday

Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 7:44 PM CDT
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Our quiet start to April is about to come to an end. A cold front moving in on Wednesday will bring thunderstorms with it and the possibility that some of them could turn severe. The latest severe weather outlook has placed the majority of the ArkLaTex under a ‘Slight’ risk of severe weather, or 2 on a scale of 1 to 5.

The severe weather outlook for Wednesday includes all of the ArkLaTex
The severe weather outlook for Wednesday includes all of the ArkLaTex(Source: KSLA)

Storms are likely to get going during the heat of the afternoon, flaring up as early as 2pm according to Futuretrack.

Futuretrack at 2pm Wednesday
Futuretrack at 2pm Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

By 5pm the strongest storms will be located primarily across northwest Louisiana.

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

The strongest storms will be exiting the area as we head toward mid-evening.

Futuretrack at 8pm Wednesday
Futuretrack at 8pm Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

All forms of severe weather appear possible. Damaging wind and large hail are the primary threats, but an isolated spin-up tornado is also possible.

All forms of severe weather are possible with storms Wednesday
All forms of severe weather are possible with storms Wednesday(Source: KSLA)

The KSLA First Alert Weather team will keep you updated on the risk of strong storms and will track them out once they arrive. Here’s how you can stay First Alert with the latest forecast details:

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