(KSLA) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for parts of the ArkLaTex through 4am.
Storms will be moving in tonight and lasting some of Tuesday with a chance of having severe weather involved. Strong winds and hail are the biggest threats, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.
Through tonight, there is a cold front slowly moving through that will bring all the rain and a few strong to severe storms. Make sure to have some way of receiving alerts if severe weather strikes. The greatest risk of storms will generally stay near and north of I-20. Temperatures will remain warm, only falling back into the upper 60s to low 70s.
On Tuesday, the cold front will still be right on top of the ArkLaTex. There will be a line of showers and a few storms that moves through mostly in the morning, but also a couple in the early afternoon. The severe risk from overnight will be sliding to the east and south. So on the far eastern edge of the ArkLaTex we have an enhanced risk, and a slight risk for much of northwest Louisiana, then a marginal risk over towards southwest Arkansas and Texas. Winds are the biggest threat for then.
Now, behind this cold front, temperatures will really take a dive! Not just that, but the humidity will also be going down! Therefore, by Wednesday morning, temperatures will be back to feeling great! In the morning we will wake up to the lower to mid 50s. Then by the afternoon, it will warm up to the upper 70s and lower 80s. On top of all that, the sunshine will be back and it will be beautiful! Cinco De Mayo will be a great day!
Thursday and Friday will also be very nice. There will not be any rain on these days with more abundant sunshine! Temperatures will be a little warmer though, getting back to the lower 80s. The humidity will remain rather low, so it will still feel nice outside.
Over Mother’s Day weekend, there could be a brief shower on Saturday, but a slightly higher chance on Sunday. It will not be a wash out, but just a heads up, that there could be rain around. If you are planning anything special for your mother, (as you should) plan accordingly of storms that may pop up. We’ll keep you updated on the latest trends for the weekend. Temperatures will be up to the mid 80s, so it will be very warm again.
Have a fantastic week!