WEST MONROE, La. (4/6/19) — A wave of upper-level disturbances will bring a 1-2 punch of severe thunderstorm potential across the entire viewing area this weekend.
NEW: Day 1 (Saturday) and Day 2 (Sunday) risk areas outlined by @NWSSPC. Main #severewx risks remain damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. Heavy rainfall will accompany most storms. Please remain weather aware across the entire #ArLaMsWx this weekend. pic.twitter.com/xt7hB1RFWw— Jarod Floyd (@jarodfloyd) April 6, 2019
1:02am CDT #SPC Day2 Outlook Slight Risk: from a portion of the southern plains, lower to middle mississippi valley and tennessee through ohio valleys https://t.co/rEAejNHwPA pic.twitter.com/xQessEApcZ— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) April 6, 2019
The first disturbance will interact with a stalled front through the afternoon and evening Saturday. Damaging winds and large hail will be the main concerns, but isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out. The first wave of storms should end late Saturday night.
Another disturbance will bring more severe potential starting late morning Sunday, and continuing well into the afternoon/evening. All modes of severe weather will be possible, including the potential for up to 3″ of additional rainfall. Some isolated locations could see up to 5″, especially with any training storms that impact repeated areas.
Leftover showers will continue through Monday, but skies should clear for a few days by the middle of next week.
Residents are urged to have multiple ways to receive severe weather alerts, and be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions in your area all weekend.
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