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FIRST ALERT: Isolated severe storms possible Friday

Published: Jun. 21, 2018 at 8:41 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2018 at 7:03 AM CDT
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ARKLATEX (KSLA) - A round of strong to severe storms is possible in parts of the ArkLaTex Friday afternoon.

Temperatures in the 90s, very humid conditions and relatively strong winds in the upper atmosphere for this time of year could contribute to isolated severe weather as we end the work week. Widespread severe weather is NOT expected and many parts of the ArkLaTex may not see any rain at all.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined much of the ArkLaTex in the latest severe weather outlook for Friday. The majority of the area is under a 'Marginal' risk, which is the lowest risk level. The greatest risk for severe weather may be found around the Arkansas/Louisiana border where a 'Slight' risk is in place.

The primary concerns are for damaging thunderstorm winds and perhaps some large hail. The tornado risk is low, but not completely zero either.

Here are a few snapshots with Futuretrack.

10AM: A few storms may impacts the I-30 corridor Friday morning. A strong storm is possible with heavy rain, gusty wind and hail possible.

4PM: Later in the afternoon areas along the Arkansas/Louisiana border may see the best chance for storms with little development elsewhere.

8PM: The storm threat should wind down by the early evening hours.

The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated on the severe weather risk. Here's how you can stay weather aware:

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