Strong Storms are Likely Late Friday

Of the outages, almost 7,000 customers were affected in Pope County, and about 2,600 were in the dark in Yell County. However, toward daybreak Saturday storms may be possible in areas near the Red River.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman says the storm system could produce multiple rounds of severe weather on Friday and Saturday.

Areas including Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Illinois, as well as Kansas may bear the brunt of the upcoming weather conditions. The mock drill will end at 10:30 a.m.

Friday morning fronts.the warm front is north of Louisville.

Storms could dump 3-5 inches of rain on the city by Sunday, with hail and strong winds possible on some days.

The storm threat Tuesday evening will be stifled by a strong cap over the area. The primary threat will be damaging wind gusts, although large hail also is possible. Below is a breakdown of what to expect through Thursday, while a more in-depth article that outlines the threat from Thursday night into Sunday can be found HERE. Daytime highs climbed into the mid to upper 80s.

There were two reported tornadoes in Barbour County. Stigler received about 3⅓ inches, according to the weather service. Many people get confused between the difference between a watch and warning. The Magnolia Parking Deck storm shelter is able to take pets with their owners.

The storms may continue on Saturday, moving southeast. “All we should have to deal with will be some downpours, occasional lightning, and perhaps some gusty wind”.

Severe storms may put a damper on weekend       /Courtesy NWS