Radar 6:45 am Friday
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of South Central Arkansas, Southwest Arkansas, North Central Louisiana, Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, East Texas and Northeast Texas.
Thunderstorms will gradually become more widespread and increase in intensity across the northern areas this morning, with a few damaging wind gusts possible. The threat for severe storms will increase significantly as we move into the afternoon and evening hours, as a cold front brings these storms southward across the entire region. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats, but a few tornadoes and even some localized flooding cannot be ruled out. The danger for severe storms will gradually diminish during the overnight hours, as the cold front moves away from the area.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
By late this afternoon the activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio operators, and storm spotters will likely be needed.