Hazardous Weather Outlook – Thursday, December 16

From the National Weather Service:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, east Texas and northeast Texas.

DAY ONE – Today and Tonight…

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are expected today, mainly over East Texas, Northwest Louisiana, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma, along and ahead of a weak cold front that will enter the region late this morning and become stationary this afternoon over portions of Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. While an isolated strong storm capable of producing locally gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall can not be ruled out, the threat for organized severe thunderstorms remains very low. These showers and thunderstorms will remain focused over extreme Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma tonight, as the front begins to lift back north as a warm front.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN – Friday through Wednesday

Isolated to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will remain possible Friday over portions of extreme Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma, but will begin to increase during the evening as a cold front begins to shift southeast into the region late Friday night. Showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will become widespread over the region Saturday morning along and behind the cold front, gradually diminishing from northwest to southeast during the day. Much cooler temperatures will follow in wake of the front Saturday, with dry conditions returning late Saturday night and Sunday. However, another upper level disturbance will move through the region Monday and Monday night, with areas of light rain increasing across the area. Mild and dry conditions will return to the region Tuesday through the end of the holiday week.


Activation of emergency management personnel, amateur radio operators, and storm spotters should not be needed through tonight.

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