Shreveport could see damaging severe weather this afternoon

While all of Arklatex is in dire need of a healthy dose of much-needed rain, that rain could come today with a bit of a vengeance.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport is warning us to be prepared for the possibility of some pretty nasty weather that should pass through the area this afternoon and tonight.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters place all of northwestern Louisiana, part of eastern Texas, and a large swath of southwestern Arkansas at “marginal risk” of this severe weather from mid to late this afternoon through tonight.

From the National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service

Although, thankfully, experts aren’t forecasting much of a chance for tornadoes, they’re still a very low threat.

We could see damaging winds up to sixty miles per hour, hail up to 3/4 inch in diameter, and a marginal risk of heavy rain and possible flash flooding.

National Metereological Service

National Metereological Service

Obviously, we will be monitoring this situation closely and will keep you informed of any updated information as soon as we get it.

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