Possible Tornadoes+Severe Storms Expected Friday Across Texarkana
Buckle down the hatches a very strong cold front is expected to move across Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana beginning Friday evening and could last into the early morning hours on Saturday. This storm is likely to bring some very severe weather to the Ark-La-Tex, so folks should be on notice of threatening weather.
Damaging winds, lightning, large hail, and possible isolated tornados are likely with this storm system because of a strong jet stream disturbance and cold front that will collide in the Plain states of the United States beginning tonight (Thursday).
According to the NOAA, the strongest part of the storms are expected to move across the Texarkana area, Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, Southwest Louisiana, and Oklahoma sometime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
This will most definitely interfere with any outdoor activities and Friday Night Football. During this time, the Ark-La-Tex will be under an enhanced risk of severe storms, and weather alerts and warnings are most likely to occur. Damaging straight-line winds could be up to 60 miles per hour in the warned areas with rainfall amounts likely from one to two inches. The chance of rain on late Friday is 90%.
November is typically known for being the second most time of the year for deadly tornados to develop. People should be on the lookout for threatening weather and seek shelter immediately if it occurs.
The good news, this will be a fast-moving cold front that should exit the state early Saturday morning and continue to move off to the East making way for much cooler drier air over the weekend.
Does anybody remember or see the tornado over Wright Patman Lake in Texarkana two years ago?