WEST MONROE, La. — (4/16/19) After sunshine and dry conditions for a few afternoons, the clouds will gather later tonight and through the day Wednesday ahead of more strong to severe thunderstorm potential on Thursday.
Another potent upper-level storm system will dig southward through the day tomorrow. Meanwhile, a new cold front will trigger widespread severe storms across the Red River Valley. Those storms will pose a damaging wind and tornado threat through the day before moving eastward overnight. Those storms, primarily linear, will begin decaying over the ArkLaMiss shortly before sunrise. A limited severe threat will linger through the pre-dawn hours for our western counties and parishes.
Later in the day, as the air warms and destabilizes, a resurgence of strong to severe storms will be possible. This is more likely in the eastern half of the ArkLaMiss. Damaging winds and tornadoes will remain the primary threats, but heavy rainfall (another 1-3″ of rain total) could lead to localized flash flooding.
Skies will clear with seasonal temperatures for the Easter Weekend.