Severe Weather Likely, What Does Enhanced Risk Mean?
We are in the heart of the severe weather, and tornado season across our area.
The busiest time for severe weather and tornadoes in our area usually is from the 1st part of April until mid May.
With that in mind, the National Weather Service out of Shreveport, says we are in an Enhanced Area for such storms this afternoon and evening across the entire Four States area.
According to the weather service the Enhanced Risk area, means we should see more persistent and widespread storms with a few intense. This would include a few tornadoes, several reports of wind damage, and reports of damaging large sized hailstones.
Storms are expected to form just to our west early this afternoon and track across the area in the mid to late afternoon and into the evening hours. The storms should be exiting the area later tonight.
One constant for the weekend will be the winds. Southerly winds out ahead of the cold front will gust to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. Those winds will shift to the west and eventually the northwest behind the front and stay with us through part of Sunday before subsiding,.
Temperatures will be warm this afternoon with highs in the upper 70's. Cooler weather in store for Saturday and Sunday with highs tomorrow in the low 60's, mid 30's Saturday night and highs only in the upper 50's for Sunday.
Stayed tuned to this radio station for weather updates, should severe weather occur.