(KNOE 8 WEATHER) - Happy Friday!
We continue to monitor the threat of severe weather on Saturday.
As of 7 a.m., water vapor imagery shows a disturbance moving into the Pacific Northwest. This system will strengthen as it enters the Colorado Rockies. A cold front will be associated south of the low and that is forecast to rapidly move eastward.
Southerly winds today will transport moisture in from the Gulf. Moisture is a key ingredient for severe weather. Additionally, strong jet stream winds aloft will provide a "boost" to get the storms cranking.
Here's what's going to happen...
° Storms arrive between 9 a.m. and noon.
° Storms exit the area by 3-5 p.m. (There could be a few lingering showers)
° The best likelihood of storms will be across southeast Arkansas and northeast Louisiana.
° The biggest threats will be damaging winds (58 mph +) and a few weak spin up tornadoes.
° Small hail is also possible but I don't suspect a major hail outbreak.
° Localized flooding is possible, but I don't think it'll be a big threat because the storms should be moving pretty quickly.
Questions? I plan to do facebook live at 10:00 a.m. this morning so be sure to ask them then-Dylan