Severe storms forecast for Friday afternoon, evening

(National Weather Service)
(National Weather Service)

SHREVEPORT, La. — The National Weather Service has forecast a potentially significant severe weather threat this afternoon and evening across the Four States region.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop across Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas and East Texas during the morning before shifting east across the remainder of the region during the afternoon and evening.

"Isolated tornadoes, some of which could be strong, damaging winds, and large hail will be possible, with locally heavy rainfall also accompanying the stronger storms. The threat for severe weather should end late this evening as the storms exit the region to the east," according to a hazardous weather outlook statement issued by the Shreveport NWS office.

NWS recommends staying alert and having a plan to seek shelter in the event of severe weather.

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