Severe threat increasing this afternoon

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 4:06 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 2:57 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the ArkLaTex until 9pm.

Scattered storms will continue to fire through this afternoon along and ahead of a cold front and then sweep east through the entire ArkLaTex. A few of these could turn severe with damaging wind being the primary threat. An isolated tornado also can’t be ruled out along with some large hail. Storms will quickly end by mid evening with quiet weather expected overnight. Outside of any storms, warm and windy conditions will continue with temperatures soaring into the low and mid 80s

Saturday is looking gorgeous so make some outdoor plans! We’ll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day with temperatures near 80 by afternoon.

Looking ahead to Sunday, a weak disturbance will approach from Texas and a warm front arrives from the south bringing showers and storms to much of the region by afternoon. Right now, severe weather is not expected with this round of storms.

Still expecting some very warm air to arrive early next week with highs approaching 90 in some areas by Monday and Tuesday.

By the middle of next week, another major system will be approaching the ArkLaTex and this has the potential to bring more severe weather along with several days of heavy rainfall. Overall, it looks like a very active pattern will continue for the next few weeks!

Have a great weekend!

-Matt Jones