Warmer Thursday, strong/severe storms possible Friday.

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Our quiet and comfortable pattern is headed out, to be replaced by a warmer pattern that will give us a chance of thunderstorms by Friday.

For Wednesday night into Thursday morning, a light south wind will return and that will hold temperatures in the 40s. It will be chilly, but not as cold as the past few nights.

Thursday will begin with sunshine and we will slowly develop partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. A breezy south wind and plenty of sunshine will bring high temperatures in the low to mid 70s.

(Thursday forecast highs):

Our next upper level disturbance will swing through on Friday. We may begin to see a few showers ahead of this disturbance late Thursday night, but more likely they will develop early Friday. If we see sunshine break through it will create a warm and unstable atmosphere that could lead to thunderstorm development by the late morning into the afternoon. As of now all severe weather hazards will be possible (wind / hail / tornado). The Storm Prediction Center has much of NW Louisiana and SW Arkansas in the 'slight risk' area for severe storms. A marginal risk extends further west into Texas. Due to the quick movement of this system we should see the threat come to an end by Friday evening. There isn't very good agreement between forecast models at the moment, and whether or not storms even develop remains in question. Stay posted to any changes with this outlook in the next 24 hours.

We will begin the weekend on a warm note with lightly scattered rain Saturday, before another chance for thunderstorms returns Sunday.

Rain totals don't look heavy Friday through Monday, so at the moment i'm not too concerned about any flash flooding.

Thankfully, a quiet and dry weather pattern will return by Monday afternoon.

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