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(3/13/2019) Good Wednesday morning! It’s a mild and cloudy start to the day across the ArkLaMiss with breezy winds from the south and temperatures in the 60’s. We’re gearing up for a passing cold front later this afternoon through evening which will bring a threat for severe weather.The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded areas in SE Arkansas and extreme NE Louisiana to an enhanced risk for severe storms. The main threat for today will be damaging winds, along with heavy rainfall and isolated tornadoes. Our passing cold front will bring a line of showers and storms entering the western part of our coverage area early this afternoon, around 1-2pm. That line of storms will move east quickly bringing the severe threat across the ArkLaMiss. Here in Monroe, the storms should approach around 5pm and they will continue to work east towards the MS River this evening. The timing of the strongest storms will be late this afternoon through the evening when they pass through that area under enhanced risk. Winds could gust up to 50+ mph as the storms pass through.A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued for those same areas under enhanced risk until tomorrow morning, with rainfall totals around 1-3″ expected and locally higher amounts possible.
These storms will clear out across the MS River shortly after midnight, with lingering showers sticking around through the overnight and early morning hours. Tomorrow we should see some showers through the morning, but rain will be gone by lunchtime with clearing skies.
Thursday afternoon we will clear out, and our forecast is looking dry and sunny through the end of the week for the rest of the weekend. Temperatures will be cool, highs in the 60’s with lows in the 40’s with no more rain!
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