SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: The Latest on Severe Weather Potential in the ArkLaMiss

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(4/7/19)
UPDATE: Much of Louisiana has been upgraded to an Enhanced (3/5) risk.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Claiborne, Union, Jackson, Lincoln, Bienville, Winn, Grant, Ouachita, Caldwell and La Salle parishes until 9 PM This evening.

All modes of severe weather are still possible today. Remain weather aware through the day 

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So far our Sunday has started off on an active note, with quite a few Severe Thunderstorm Warnings across the ArkLaMiss for hail and damamging winds. This activity is unrelated to the storms expected to move into the ArkLaMiss during the afternoon and evening.

Nearly stationary storms are causing flooding in southern Arkansas. Folks in that area need to be paying attention to flooded roadways. Remember, turn around, don’t drown!

All of the ArkLaMiss remains under a Slight (2/5) risk. Hail looks to be the primary threat considering the instability parameters, with some damaging winds possible and maybe an isolated tornado.

Storms will start to increase in coverage after noon, with the most widespread activity between 2-8PM. Assuming we can trust our future tracker model today, most, if not all of the activity should be wrapped up by midnight Monday.

It will be a messy set up like yesterday, with widespread thunderstorms, similar to what we saw yesterday. Ingredients do not look favorable for tornadoes, but the chance is not 0%. 

Monday will have some lingering showers and thunderstorms, with much, much lower severe weather threat, mainly for some small hail and gusty winds.

For Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be warm and dry, with highs gettingo into the lower to middle 80’s.

More showers and storms will be possible next weekend, as another system moves into the ArkLaMiss.

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