A cold front will be approaching our area Today with a line of scattered showers and storms out ahead. Some storms with this front could be on the stronger to severe side as the front quickly moves through late tonight into early Friday morning.

The best forcing for stronger storms lies north of us, especially over the Texarkana region. However, the risk is still non-zero for our area, which is why we have a marginal risk (1/5) over the area and a slight risk (2/5) over area north of the I-10/I-12 corridor.

Timing: The cold front will move rather quickly through the area with a narrow line of showers and storms beginning past midnight tonight in the western areas around 3 am. The front will clear the area Friday morning around 7 am. This will be an overnight event, so have ways to receive warnings that can wake you up.

Threats: The main concern with this line of storms will be damaging wind gusts. An isolated spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out either. The potential for these threats will be greater north of the 10 and 12 corridors in Southwest Mississippi and adjacent Louisiana parishes. Some hail is possible, but large hail is not expected. With the quick forwards motion of the front, flash flooding is least likely, but some quick, heavy downpours will be possible. Rain totals look to be less than 1/4 inch.

Outside of any thunderstorms during the day into Friday morning, winds will be breezy. Wind speeds will be around 20-30 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph ahead and behind the front. There is a wind advisory in place tonight into tomorrow from 9 pm to 12 pm Fri.

How to Prepare

Be sure to multiple ways to receive weather alerts and stay tuned to updated forecasts during the day. This will be an overnight event so make sure your way of receiving warning can wake you up. Make sure your phone is unmuted, charged, and turned on for WEA notifications.

Have a plan and a safe place to go to if a warning is issued for your location. Find a lower-level, interior room away from windows. Secure outdoor furniture and decor beforehand.

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