Severe weather expected through Thursday

Published: Feb. 28, 2023 at 10:43 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 9:16 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The threat of severe weather returns to the ArkLaTex over the next couple of days. Some isolated strong storms are possible Wednesday with a more widespread severe weather threat developing on Thursday. Thursday is now a First Alert Weather Day.

Tomorrow there is a low-end chance for severe storms, specifically in the late afternoon hours and, at this time, looking to mainly impact places north of I-20 up to the I-30 corridor. Some large hail and perhaps high wind are possible tomorrow afternoon and evening in that part of the ArkLaTex. Leading up to the threat of some showers and thunderstorms tomorrow, highs will likely reach the low-80s. Expect to see less sunshine than we enjoyed on Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday is the day of most concern as a potent storm system approaches from the west and interacts with a warm and unstable airmass across the ArkLaTex. All ingredients are coming together for a widespread severe weather event. Two rounds of severe weather are possible. Isolated storms may form near the I-20 corridor during the late afternoon hours. These storms will pose a risk for large hail and perhaps a tornado. Later into the evening a line of intense is expected to push through the ArkLaTex. Damaging wind gusts over 70mph will be possible along this line along with the risk for a few tornadoes. The threat of severe weather should end across the ArkLaTex around or shortly after midnight.

Plan on staying weather aware and looking for the latest First Alert details on the severe weather potential on-air, on our website and on the KSLA First Alert Weather app.

Much cooler temperatures return on Friday as a cold front that will move through will drop our highs back to around 60. We’re expected to rise back up into the 70s by Sunday with quiet weather returning in time for the weekend.