With the threat of severe weather in the Texarkana area tonight and tomorrow I wanted to talk about the way the National Weather Service categorizes our weather conditions.

We are under a high risk for severe weather tonight and Saturday. This is how the National Weather service defines its severe weather threats.


National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Here are the forecast details from the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms will gradually increase in coverage late tonight. A few storms could be severe, especially along and north of Interstate 20 in East Texas, extreme Northwest Louisiana, extreme Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma. Large hail and damaging winds
will be possible. Locally heavy rain may also lead to isolated  flash flooding.

Thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage and intensity during the day Saturday. Severe storms are likely. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats during the morning hours, mainly north of Interstate 20, ahead of a northward moving warm front. By Saturday afternoon, most of the Four State Region will be within the warm sector. Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms are expected.

Tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rainfall will be possible. Rainfall amounts of one to three inches are likely, which may lead to isolated flooding. The severe weather threat should quickly end shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

With the threat of severe weather, you need to make sure you are prepared for [possible loss of electricity and be safe,  turn around don't drown if you see flooded underpasses and low lying areas.

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