Severe Weather in the Ark-La-Tex

Written by on April 28, 2020

While some people are still trying to clean up from the last round of severe weather, it is time to prepare for the third round of severe weather in as many weeks.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has given much of the Ark-La-Tex an Enhanced to Moderate Risk of severe weather this evening into the overnight hours, including quarter to half-dollar size hail and 70 to 80 miles-per-hour winds. The NWS also warns of the possibility of isolated tornadoes and heavy rainfall, which may lead to localized flooding.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible throughout today, with a chance for isolated severe weather including damaging winds and large hail.

Late this afternoon, storms will fire up in Oklahoma and head southeast towards the Ark-La-Tex. They will affect southeast Oklahoma, northeast Texas, and southwest Arkansas by mid evening. These storms will continue southeast into the I-20 corridor after midnight. These storms have the possibility of producing damaging winds, large hail, and even a tornado or two.

Make sure you have a way to receive severe weather alerts, especially during the overnight hours. Tune in to KASO AM 1240 and KBEF FM 104.5 to receive National Weather Service weather alerts.

Graphic Courtesy of National Weather Service

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