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ArkLaMiss faces tornado threat Tuesday, strong storms moving East

KNOE Tuesday Morning Forecast with Meteorologist Sheena Martin
Published: Mar. 20, 2022 at 2:07 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2022 at 9:35 AM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Tornadoes are possible in the ArkLaMiss later this morning and this afternoon. The event is expected to mostly consist of wind, flooding, and hail from now through 3 pm this afternoon. After sunrise, the likelihood of a tornado should gradually ramp up and our regional area may have multiple tornadoes on the ground at once anytime through the morning and afternoon.

TORNADO WATCH

TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Winn. Caldwell, La Salle, Richland, Franklin, Catahoula, Concordia, Tensas, Madison, East Carroll, and West Carroll until 2 pm. Storms will ramp from now through this afternoon so make sure to stay tuned to updates throughout the day.

TORNADO WATCH has been issued for the eastern and southern areas of the ArkLaMiss until 2 pm....
TORNADO WATCH has been issued for the eastern and southern areas of the ArkLaMiss until 2 pm. Storms will ramp from now through this afternoon so make sure to stay tuned to updates throughout the day.(KNOE)

Forecast Details:

Strong storms will continue to track east towards the Mississippi River throughout the day. Many roadways will likely become flooded due to heavy, torrential rain falling over multiple hours. If you encounter floodwaters, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” Otherwise, all severe hazards will be possible especially later in the day.

Severe weather threats will significantly ramp up after sunrise this morning. Strong, long-track tornadoes will be possible during the early afternoon in the southeastern portion of the region. The severe weather threat should come to an end around 3 p.m.

Preliminary Event Time Frame:

  • Now - 3 p.m.

Tornado Time Frame:

  • Now - 4 p.m. - Moderate - High

Main Threats:

  • Multiple tornadoes EF-0 to EF-2
  • Few tornadoes EF-3 to EF-4
  • Wind gusts to 70mph
  • Golf ball-size hail
  • Flash flooding

Areas Impacted:

  • Entire ArkLaMiss

Highest Threat Areas:

  • Cities along and east of highway 165

Today's Severe Weather Outlook and Risk Levels
Today's Severe Weather Outlook and Risk Levels(KNOE)

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