An incoming upper-level system, as well as a frontal boundary, will likely trigger spotty to scattered showers and storms during the day. Additionally, we will need to watch for a complex of storms moving out of Texas and Oklahoma. If it holds together, then it could move into our area later in the evening – These storms could be strong to severe. Most neighborhoods will see little to no impacts from storms on Saturday. In fact, some areas may not get a drop of rain; However, all areas will be impacted by the high heat and humidity.

Potential Impacts and Timing

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed our area under a Marginal Risk (1 of 5) for severe weather. Meanwhile, our northwestern parishes and southwestern Mississippi counties are under a Slight Risk (2 of 5).

Storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds and large hail. Even if the storms do not reach severe limits, storms may produce gusty wind, frequent lightning, hail, and downpours.

Severe Weather Risk on Saturday

Keep an eye on the radar if you will be outdoors and make sure you have a safe place to go in case you need to seek shelter. Do not forget that lightning can strike 10+ miles away from its parent thunderstorm. If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Outside of storm chances, expect hot and humid conditions with highs in the mid 90s, but it will feel like the lower 100s. Make sure you stay cool and hydrated!

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