Shreveport Area At Risk For Severe Storms; Possible Flooding
The National Weather Service in Shreveport isn't pulling any punches on this one.
They are pretty confident that the Shreveport area is in for some pretty nasty weather tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13, and tomorrow night.
In what they call an "Enhanced Risk" of severe weather moving into the entire Arklatex area Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night, the National Weather Service says that we are at a "Medium Risk" for potential tornadoes in the area.
Our area is also in for possible damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour, quarter sized hail, up to one inch in diameter, and heavy rain.
This heavy rain has also prompted the NWS to issue a slight risk for flash flooding stating that, "Locally heavy rain could accompany the severe thunderstorm risk on Tuesday into Tuesday night with isolated amounts of 3 inches or more of rainfall possible."
In the National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook released around 4:30am on Monday, December 12, the details of the impending storm are laid out:
Severe weather will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday as potentially dangerous supercell thunderstorms embedded within a squall line move east across the region. All modes of severe weather will be possible with damaging winds, tornadoes, and locally heavy rainfall being the main threats followed by large hail as a secondary threat. Storms and rainfall will come to an end on Wednesday, followed by significantly cooler conditions late in the week with a slight chance for a rain and snow mix on Saturday night. No significant impacts expected with any wintry precip that may