Upgraded risk for severe weather in Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado areas

Source: NWS Shreveport
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - On Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Shreveport released a new graphic that shows an upgraded risk for severe weather in parts of Louisiana and Arkansas on Jan 10-11, 2020.

Monroe, Ruston, El Dorado, and the surrounding areas were previously under an 'Enhanced' risk of severe weather. As of Thursday afternoon, that risk has been upgraded one level to 'Moderate' risk.

Other areas in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas which were previously under a 'Slight' risk for severe weather have been upgraded to 'Enhanced' risk.

The National Weather Service says the primary threats for this event are damaging winds and tornadoes.

The primary threat timeframe for our area is expected to be in the morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

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