Another round of scattered rain and thunderstorms expected today, with a severe weather threat moving in overnight and through tomorrow morning.
This morning we are dealing with a few bands of rainfall and otherwise overcast skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s and a light northeast wind. A warm front will move across the region later today. While most of us will have highs in the 50s, a few areas south of I-20 could make it into the mid 60s.
Rain and thunderstorms are expected to increase later this afternoon into the evening as the warm front moves across the region. A few storms today will be capable of large hail, but the main severe weather threat will arrive early tomorrow morning. Storms ahead of an approaching cold front will enter Texas/Oklahoma just before sunrise, then move into Texarkana between 7-9 a.m… and into Shreveport 8-10 a.m… and finally exit the region in the early afternoon. We will see the threat of damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes. See the latest loop of futurecast below, as well as they severe weather risk maps for today and tomorrow.
Rainfall totals will be in the 1 to 2 inch range today and tomorrow, with isolated amounts of up to 3 inches.
We should begin to rapidly clear out Saturday afternoon with a breezy conditions developing. If you are headed to the Krewe of Centaur parade in Shreveport temperatures will be in the 60s with a few wind gusts in the 20 mile per hour range.
Expect a chilly start to our Sunday, with sunshine returning during the day with highs in the low 60s.
Next week is looking like we will see quite a few days with highs in the 60s with slight rain chances Tuesday through Thursday.