UPDATE (2:55 PM, 4/4/2019): Showers and thunderstorms continue across the ArkLaMiss this afternoon; however, no severe weather watches/warnings are in place at this time. This morning’s early thunderstorm activity has left our atmosphere quite stable, keeping thunderstorm intensity limited through early afternoon.
As warmer air moves back in over the next few hours, an isolated severe threat could resume across northern Louisiana. The best potential for severe activity will be areas along and south of the I-20 corridor. The primary concern with any developing thunderstorms would be large hail. Severe storms are unlikely across southern Arkansas. Most remaining storms will clear the region by midnight or shortly before. While the severe risks are limited, residents are still urged to remain weather aware through the mid-evening hours.
PREVIOUS STORY: (4/4/2019) Good Thursday morning! It’s a stormy start to the day with rain moving through NELA and SE Arkansas to kick off the morning. We’ve already seen a severe thunderstorm earlier this morning with small hail through Richland Parish. We’re under a slight risk for severe storms throughout today with scattered activity expected to continue through the morning, and some more storms later this afternoon bringing the highest potential for severe storms. We’ll see the chance for large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Rainfall totals will be around 1-2″ through this afternoon with highs around 70 and breezy winds.
Overnight we will begin to dry out with lows dipping down into the lower 60’s with cloudy skies and only a few isolated showers.
Friday isn’t looking too bad. Rain chances will remain low, around 10% with mostly cloudy skies and a few isolated showers through the day. We’ll warm up near 80° for the high with light winds.
Our severe threat returns on Saturday again as the entire coverage area will be under a slight risk (again!).Expect all modes of severe to be possible through the afternoon and evening on Saturday as strong storms move though once again. We’ll have highs near 80 with cloudy skies and rain chance all weekend long. Stay weather aware!