A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m. in several parishes.

This includes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River and Webster parishes. Residents are advised that damaging winds, lightning and heavy rain are expected. In addition, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris and Titus counties in Texas are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 p.m. Storms in those areas could produce winds up to 65 mph.

Southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas could also be hit with winds between 60 and 80 mph as storms extend near Idabel to DeQueen to just north of Nashville.

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect until 8 p.m. for: Howard, Little River, & Sevier counties in Arkansas; and McCurtain county in Oklahoma. Until 10PM for: Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette, & Miller counties in Arkansas.