UPDATE: (8:21PM) Showers and storms continue to progress slowly northeastward in response to an upper-level disturbance that will move over the ArkLaMiss through the pre-dawn hours on Thursday. A risk for damaging wind gusts remain the primary hazards for any storms as they move through over the next several hours. An isolated tornado threat may exist at the onset in the far southwestern parishes.
Leftover storms will likely end during the mid-morning, with occasional showers continuing through late Thursday afternoon.
(4/24/2019) Good Wednesday morning! It’s a pretty start to the day with temperatures sitting in the upper 50’s as you leave the house. We’re warming back up into the upper 70’s this afternoon with mostly cloudy skies and rain chances will return. Shower activity will remain isolated, down to 20% with most of us staying dry. Winds are going to be from the south. Any rain we see today will remain spotty and light.
Overnight we have widespread storms pushing in from the west. They’ll approach Natchitoches and I-49 around 2am and fill into our coverage area shortly after that. Expect widespread showers and storms along and south of I-20 from about 2-7am from west to east. Frequent thunder and lightning are expected, along with locally heavy rainfall and the possibility for localized flash flooding. We’re under a marginal risk- a low end threat for severe storms.
Tomorrow we will see the widespread rain clear out around 8am, and then just deal with scattered showers and storms through the rest of the day. Temperatures will warm up to up mid to upper 70’s with winds shifting from the NW once the cold front passes through. We’ll clear out after Thursday night and sunny skies will return for Friday into the weekend with some warmer temperatures!