Severe storms may put a damper on weekend

Posted April 28, 2017

With a potent storm system along a cold front, showers and thunderstorms will fire up. Some of these storms could be strong, capable of gusty winds and hail, the weather service said.

That means residents in San Augustine, Center, Tenaha, Shelbyville, and northern portions of Toledo Bend have a slightly better chance at seeing this severe threat.

Forecasters say the stormy weather could also affect parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

The main threats with any severe storms this weekend with be damaging winds and large hail.

The window of timing for severe activity looks to be from 7 p.m.to midnight.

More severe storms redevelop in Eastern Oklahoma and move across our area.

Severe storms may put a damper on weekend

The storm threat Tuesday evening will be stifled by a strong cap over the area.

That batch of storms shifts eastbound Wednesday night and weakens considerably before moving into Northwest Alabama and Middle Tennessee between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday.

The front will return north Friday into Saturday. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible. West-northwest winds are expected to be 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour are expected this afternoon. Despite the additional cloud cover, highs will hangout in the lower/middle 70s this afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday could see moderate to heavy rainfall with temperatures in the mid-50s to low 60s Saturday and rising to the mid-60s the next day, Krein said.

Up to three inches of rain is likely by early next week. Currently, a slight risk for severe weather is in effect for west Alabama.

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