Severe storms expected today

Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 4:12 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 1:11 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) -Starting off very warm and breezy across the ArkLaTex with temperatures already in the mid to upper 60s. A strong cold front is approaching from Texas and Oklahoma and this will bring widespread storms to the region today.

TORNADO WARNING

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Bossier, Bienville, Caddo, De Soto, Webster until Jan 18, 2023 12:45PM. Take cover now! https://www.ksla.com/livestream/

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
TORNADO WARNING

Tornado Warning issued in Panola & Shelby counties>>> https://bit.ly/3welpLi

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Scattered storms will quickly start to develop around sunrise and then increase in both coverage and intensity throughout the morning. By midday, storms will congeal into a squall line and then quickly progress east, exiting our far eastern parishes by late afternoon.

The main threat with storms today will be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph. A few tornadoes can’t be ruled out either but overall this threat should stay low. Some quarter size hail and localized flooding also can’t be completely ruled out.

Looking ahead to Thursday and Friday, we quiet down behind the front with plenty of sunshine expected. It will turn much cooler with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Unfortunately the forecast still isn’t looking great for Saturday with showers developing by afternoon. It will also be a cool and breezy day with highs only in the 50s.

The good news is that Sunday now appears drier with sunshine returning so this is the day to make outdoor plans.

The pattern stays active into early next week with another system possible by Tuesday and temperatures will hover near average for mid January.

Have a great day!

-Matt Jones