Storm System Moves Across The State Friday Evening

  • Storm System Moves Across The State Friday Evening

Storm System Moves Across The State Friday Evening

That said, this time of year all forms of severe weather can be expected and now thru early June is typically the peak of tornado season for us.

The cold front is expected to trigger a line of strong to severe storms in the Arklatex Friday afternoon and evening.

A deep trough of low pressure is expected to be positioned across the central United States by mid-afternoon on Friday. That zone is home to almost 1.4 million people, and forecasters are warning them to expect storms and possible tornadoes through Friday evening. The latest analysis has the system slowing down.

Rain chances look to stay very low through 1 p.m. Saturday and so if you have an outdoor picture shoot or are attending the Rumpshaker 5K then your chance of getting wet is only about 20 percent.

Here is the outlook from the Storm Prediction Center, which highlights the western big country with a SLIGHT RISK (2/5) for severe storms, and the central big country with a MARGINAL RISK (1/5) for severe storms.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High. With just about 12 hours until the arrival of this line of showers and t'storms the computer models are beginning to hone in on a solution. Winds S 15-30 miles per hour.

RISKS: All modes of severe weather will be possible.

The main concern for our western counties with storms tonight will be the potential for damaging wind gusts over 50 miles per hour.

"It'll come in as a big swoop, and sometimes you can get some isolated storms ahead of it and some isolated tornadoes with that". Small hail and locally heavy rain are also possible. These fast moving storms will likely limit any huge flooding threat, though some storms could dump a quick inch and create some brief road flooding. "So, be sure to follow the latest forecasts from the WLOX First Alert Weather team".