Evening forecast for Wednesday, April 17

Weather

WEST MONROE, La. — (4/17/19) Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding will be possible for much of the region Thursday as a cold front moves through the central United States.

An early severe threat from our west is expected to bring a line of decaying thunderstorms into our area during the pre-dawn hours. Some isolated damaging wind gusts will be possible with these earliest storms.

After a brief lull in storm activity, daytime heating will likely destabilize the atmosphere. Strong to severe storms are expected to re-develop at that time, with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes being the primary hazards. More heavy rainfall, up to 3″ locally, will lead to some flash flooding potential. A flash flood watch has been issued for much of northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas.

Stay alert to rapidly changing weather conditions through the day on Thursday.

Skies will clear nicely for the Easter weekend.

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