The National Weather Service is predicting there will be a risk for strong to severe thunderstorms Friday Evening through the overnight hours, mainly across portions of Southwest Arkansas and Northern Louisiana.
A strong storm system will push through the ArkLaTex Friday evening and into the overnight hours. The SPC has issued a Slight Risk (Level 2/5) including the majority of the Four State Region for Friday and Friday night. The risk for severe weather will be associated with a line of strong thunderstorms pushing across the area with damaging winds as the primary threat. Additionally, isolated tornadoes and hail cannot be ruled out.
Here is the local forecast:
Friday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night – Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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