Heavy Rains Expected and Dangerous Weather Possible Through Sunday

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From The National Weather Service in Shreveport:

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO LOCAL MEDIA SOURCES FOR THE LATEST WEATHER CONDITIONS

Dangerous Weather Continues Through Sunday Across the Middle of the Country

A variety of dangerous weather conditions will continue across the middle of the country through Sunday. Blizzard conditions will stretch from the High Plains of west Texas into northwest Oklahoma and Kansas. Hazardous ice accumulations will occur in Oklahoma. Dangerous flooding will extend from north Texas to central Illinois. Thunderstorms and a few tornadoes are possible in Texas.

7 Day Detailed Forecast:

Overnight – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 15 mph.
Sunday – Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 75. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday Night – Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 44. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Tuesday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Wednesday – A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Wednesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Thursday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Thursday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
New Year’s Day – Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Friday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Saturday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Hazardous Weather Outlook:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
437 PM CST SAT DEC 26 2015
CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-UNION-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-
BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE-NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-
CALDWELL-LA SALLE-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-
437 PM CST SAT DEC 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
LOUISIANA…NORTHWEST LOUISIANA…EAST TEXAS AND NORTHEAST TEXAS.

Saturday Night:

ISOLATED…TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS
TODAY AND TONIGHT. ASIDE FROM ISOLATED LIGHTNING…NO OTHER
HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

Sunday Through Friday:

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BE ON APPROACH DURING SUNDAY ALONG WITH
A DEEP UPPER LOW…WHICH WILL BRING BACK NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS TO
THE AREA ON SUNDAY INTO EARLY MONDAY. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE
SEVERE WITH HAIL AND STRONG TO DAMAGING WIND GUSTS…ALONG WITH
SOME HEAVY RAINFALL AT TIMES. HEAVY RAINFALL UPSTREAM WILL BRING
A RENEWED THREAT FOR FLOODING ALONG OUR AREA RIVERS AND LAKES.

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL…AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS AND STORM SPOTTERS SHOULD NOT BE NEEDED UNTIL SUNDAY.

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
833 PM CST SAT DEC 26 2015

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
Do not drive vehicles through flooded waterways. Use caution when
walking near flooded riverbanks. Do not try to wade or swim in
flooded rivers and bayous.

For more hydrologic information, copy and paste the following website
address into your favorite web browser URL bar:
water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=shv

 

The flood warning continues for
the Bodcau Bayou At Bayou Bodcau Lake.
* from Thursday morning until further notice…or until the warning
is cancelled.
* AT 8:00 PM Saturday The stage was 171.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 172.0 feet.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Thursday morning and continue
to rise to near 174.0 feet by tomorrow early afternoon.