The National Weather Service is predicting there will be a risk for strong to severe thunderstorms Friday Evening through the overnight hours, mainly across portions of Southwest Arkansas and Northern Louisiana. We are in the “Slight Risk” zone for these storms.
A strong storm system will push through the ArkLaTex Friday evening and into the overnight hours. The SPC has issued a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) including the majority of the Four State Region for Friday and Friday night. The risk for severe weather will be associated with a line of strong thunderstorms pushing across the area with damaging winds as the primary threat. Additionally, isolated tornadoes and hail cannot be ruled out.
Here is the local forecast:
Friday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night – Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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