SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Sunday morning update: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is in effect until 6 pm for NE TX, SW AR, and SE OK. Thunderstorms will increase Sunday afternoon and a few could become severe with wind and large hail posing as the main threats. An isolated tornado cannot be totally ruled out. The main focus for storms will gradually shift into E TX and NW LA during the afternoon and evening.
With the spring-like temperatures in place, a recipe will be in place to produce some strong to severe storms. Similar to Thursday, the main concerns will be large hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain! Starting Sunday late morning and afternoon, a line of showers and storms will make its march to the south. Monday morning will be rather wet for many of us. Rain chances will not leave us until Tuesday because the dynamics will move to the east of the area. Through Tuesday afternoon, the entire ArkLaTex can expect 2-4″ of rain with some higher totals possible.
The good news is we will get a dry day for Wednesday. However, the weather pattern remains very active, and more thunderstorms are on the way for the end of the week. Models are still unsure of the timing of the next feature. I think we will see rain and storms on Thursday and Friday. Sunshine will make its return for Saturday with lower humidity. For the next seven days, daytime highs will be sticking around in the 60s. Lows in the 40s and 50s.