Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

NBC5 Forecast: Windy with a Chance of Storms

NBC5 Forecast: Windy with a Chance of Storms

These storms are associated with a very strong late-season cold front that will send temperatures down into the 40s Saturday evening. Severe storms are possible in these areas as well with hail and wind being the main threats but an isolated tornado is also possible.

Officials said they are in discussions over whether French Quarter Fest should be cancelled or altered on Saturday due to the storm. This slow-moving storm system leaves a strong southwesterly flow aloft (10,000 to 20,000 feet above our heads), and that likely brings more rain and storms in from the south Saturday evening. Highs winds, large hail, heavy rain and a few tornadoes are possible. The heavier storms, though, will move in over Sunday night and stick around for the Monday morning commute. So if you have a weather radio make sure it is on and the volume is turned up before you go to bed.

This risk for severe weather will continue through sunset before any activity pushes east into Missouri. With the app you will have alerts, interactive radar, hour by hour forecasts, and updates from the First Alert Weather Team.

SPC has increased our risk level to moderate. As it moves east, it is possible to see a few thunderstorms redevelop east of the metro Atlanta area.

The rest of the weekend will feature chilly cool and dry weather to start the day on Sunday with a warming trend into early next week.

EASTERN ARKANSAS: 6 p.m. - 3 a.m.

A lake wind advisory is in effect for the region through 10 p.m. Friday. Highs around 83. Wind S 10-20 miles per hour. Includes all areas of the Mid-South. South of I-80, there is a chance for damaging winds, as well as a low threat for tornadoes to develop.

FLOOD THREAT: Medium threat for flooding. The Weather Prediction Center has about an inch of rain falling through Wednesday. Mainly quarter size or smaller.

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