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National Weather Alert: Showers and Thunderstorms

924 AM CDT Mon Aug 7 2017

August 7, 2017 - Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and spread across the ArkLaTex and Deep East Texas. A leading edge of rainfall stretches from Toledo Bend to near Natchitoches and then a much larger line of activity stretches from Lufkin to Longview and Gilmer and East into Blanchard and Benton with some heavy amounts of 1 to 2 inches per hour. A core upper low is generating some frequent lightning just South of Longview. This upper low is drifting East very slowly. Ponding of water on roads is a hazardous. If visibility drops so should your speed as hydroplaning off the road will be possible.

Affecting the following areas: Hempstead, Nevada, Lafayette, Columbia, Union, Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Lincoln, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell, La Salle, Harrison, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, San Augustine. Including the cities of Hope, Prescott, Stamps, Lewisville, Bradley, Magnolia, El Dorado, Shreveport, Bossier City, Minden, Springhill, Homer, Haynesville, Ruston, Farmerville, Bernice, Mansfield, Stonewall, Logansport, Coushatta, Martin, Arcadia, Ringgold, Gibsland, Jonesboro, Monroe, Many, Zwolle, Pleasant Hill, Natchitoches, Winnfield, Colfax, Montgomery, Dry Prong, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia, Jena, Midway, Olla, Marshall, Jacksonville, Rusk, Henderson, Carthage, Nacogdoches, Center, Lufkin, San Augustine, Hemphill, and Pineland.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Today, showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread east southeast across portions of northeast Texas, southern Arkansas, and into northern Louisiana this morning, with additional development possible across portions of deep east Texas to across central Louisiana this afternoon, along and behind a weak surface boundary and ahead of an upper level disturbance. Some of the stronger storms will be capable of gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall, posing a threat for flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas as well as localized flash flooding.

Tonight, as the upper level disturbance progresses eastward across the region, best rainfall chances will shift to portions of deep east Texas, central Louisiana and southwest Arkansas. Moderate to heavy rainfall will continue to be possible.