More severe weather expected on Friday

Severe storms possible Friday
Severe storms possible Friday
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 9:52 PM CDT
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(KSLA) - Friday is a First Alert Weather Day with a couple rounds of severe weather possible during the afternoon and into the evening and overnight hours. Calm weather and sunshine returns just in time for the weekend.

Overnight, the clouds will quickly be on the increase ahead of some storms that will push through. There is a marginal risk for severe weather for areas south of I-30 down to near Natchitoches. This also includes Shreveport. There could be some large hail and maybe some gusty winds, but the tornado threat is very low. Any storms should be very isolated in nature. By the time we wake up Friday morning, that wave of showers and storms will be gone.

A few showers and storms may begin popping up around midday on Friday. Storms that persist into the mid to late afternoon hour will pose a risk of severe weather. Large hail, damaging wind and a few tornadoes can’t be ruled out with these storms. Temperatures will warm into the low 80s. By Friday evening an approaching cold front will spark off another round of showers and storms. Some storms could be severe. There is currently an enhanced risk for severe storms for most of the ArkLaTex. Right now damaging wind gusts and hail look like the main threats.

This weekend will go back to dry and sunny weather as we take a break from these storms. Saturday will have more clouds around in the morning, transitioning to more sunshine in the afternoon. Temperatures will reach the upper 70s. Sunday will have abundant sunshine with no chance of rain and temperatures getting up to the lower 80s.

Monday should start the week off with a mix of sun and clouds and little to no chance of rain. It should remain dry with just the 20% chance of rain. Temperatures will get up to the upper 70s.

Then from Tuesday to Thursday, there should be scattered showers and storms every day. It’s too far out to tell if there will be any severe weather. However, considering we are in April and this is severe weather season for the ArkLaTex, it is certainly not ruled out of any stronger storms. We will be your First Alert if anything does appear to be severe.

Have a great rest of the week!

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