January 9, 2020 - A Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service, Shreveport, LA at 11:48am CST on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest Louisiana, east Texas and northeast Texas for the following: Little River, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Union, Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Lincoln, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell, La Salle, Bowie, Franklin, Titus, Camp, Morris, Cass, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Smith, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, and San Augustine.
DAY ONE... This Afternoon and Tonight
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will be increasing across the region later today into tonight. These storms are not expected to be strong or severe. However, strong southerly winds will be present today through tonight with sustained winds near 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts in some locations. The strongest winds will be located across all of Northeast Texas and the western third of Northwest Louisiana through tonight.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN... Friday through Wednesday
A vigorous upper level storm system will be moving towards the region late Friday through Friday Night bringing with it the potential for severe thunderstorms and excessive heavy rainfall. Damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and large hail will be possible during this time frame. While there will be an isolated flash flood threat Friday through Friday Night, the greater threat appears to be north of the region during this timeframe. The severe weather should be east of the region Saturday Morning.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Activation of emergency management personnel... amateur radio operators... and storm spotters will not be needed through Thursday Night but will definitely be required Friday through Saturday morning.