One of the worst things about storm season is the storms that come in the dark. That is the case tonight. Texarkana proper skirts the “moderate” danger region and a line of storms is expected to come through that can bring dangerous lightning, high winds, large hail, and heavy rains. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
From the NWS in Shreveport:
1. The “Moderate Risk” area has the potential of Damaging Straight Line winds of up to 80MPH, Isolated Tornadoes, Large Hail, and Flash Flooding and Localized Flooding .
2. The “Enhanced Risk” area has the potential of Damaging Straight Line Winds of up to 80MPH, Large Hail, and Flash Flooding and Localized Flooding. The Tornado risk in the Enhanced Risk area is very low but is not ruled out..
3. Timing, This storm has slowed down sense the last update and is predicted to hit Texarkana now around 11:00 PM tonight. It is expected to last about 30 minutes to an hour.
4. With the recent rains we have had and the saturated soil, with these kinda of straight line winds we can expect down trees and power lines causing power outages.
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Posted by US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana on Tuesday, April 28, 2020