Severe weather possible overnight into Saturday

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Information provided by OEP Director Mary Jones

  • Overview: There is the potential for severe weather overnight into Saturday as a strong upper level system crosses the area.
  • Threats: 
    • Tonight- Large hail (primary), damaging winds and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out
    • Saturday- Isolated tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds
  • Timing: 
    • Isolated tornado threat midnight tonight into pre-dawn hours Saturday Morning for East Texas and Southeast Oklahoma.  Then more of a damaging wind and large hail threat until Noon.
    • Isolated tornado threat Saturday morning after dawn until around Noon for Northern Louisiana and Southwest Arkansas.  Then more of a damaging wind and large hail threat until sunset.
  • Impacts: Thunderstorms may lead to downed trees, structural damage, and power outages.