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Four parishes in northwest Louisiana, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne and Webster, are under a flash flood watch through Thursday morning.  Forecaster Brandi Hughes, with the National Weather Service in Shreveport says several inches of rain are possible.


Hughes says that storms could bring around "four to six inches" of rainfall. 


And more rain could be coming.  Hughes says the long range forecast looks wet for the next several days, which could add to already swollen creeks and rivers.


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Many Mardi Gras revelers will keep one eye on the parades and one eye on the skies as threatening weather may put a damper on their celebrations  The National Weather Service says rain, heavy at times, is predicted for southeast Louisiana.  Danielle Manning with the National Weather Service in Slidell says Saturday and Sunday will be soggy


The forecast may be a little better in Southwest Louisiana, where the front will move through causing greater rain chances earlier in the weekend.  Kent Kuyper from the Lake Charles office.


Heat Advisory Extended: Now Hotter And Longer

Jul 19, 2017
NWS - Shreveport

UPDATED: Advisory extended:

Very hot and humid conditions will continue Thursday 
and Friday, with afternoon temperatures climbing into the mid 
and upper 90s each day. When combined with the humidity, heat 
indices will range from 105 to 109 degrees. 

Heat indices of 105 degrees or higher can be expected
Thursday and Friday afternoons. Only limited cooling is expected
tonight and Thursday night as temperatures fall into the mid 

Heat related illnesses may be possible for those 

Storm Prediction Center / NWS Shreveport

Severe weather is expected to make its way through Northeast Louisiana today.

Meteorologists are predicting that the line of thunderstorms will arrive mid-afternoon with a possibility of high winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.

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Severe storms moved through northeast Louisiana yesterday. There were no reports of injuries but many areas sustained damage.

The National Weather Service received storm reports of a tornado near Kelly, Louisiana on U.S. Highway 165.

Large hail over 1" pelted  Ruston, Olla and Natchitoches and   1.75 "  hail  was reported near Grayson.

Many areas sustained wind damage along U.S. Highway 165. Tress were blown over along the highway between Grayson and Columbia.  

Union Parish experienced high winds and trees were uprooted in Farmerville. 

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Dr. Todd Murphy, assistant professor of Atmospheric Science at ULM, has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to participate in a collaborative research project mandated by Congress to understand how severe storms and tornadoes evolve in the Southeastern United States.

Area Parishes Issue Burn Bans

Aug 10, 2015

Extreme temperatures and dry conditions have led several northeast Louisiana parishes to issue burn bans.

At least nine parishes had such bans in place as of Monday.  Those include: Caldwell, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, and West Carroll.

The notices are temporary bans on the open-air burning of any trash, leaves, tree limbs, or debris.

Those who violate the ban are subject to monetary fines and possible jail time.  In Ouachita Parish, the penalty is a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.

Though forecasters are predicting a below average hurricane season, state officials are urging residents to be prepared in the event of severe weather.

"Even if the number is low, you can have just one storm that creates a big problem for Louisiana," says Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness spokesperson Mike Steele.  

Snow Moves Across Region Wednesday

Feb 25, 2015
B. Lenox

A second wave of winter weather this week brings snow to much of north Louisiana.  A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Some areas could see 2 to 4 inches of snow by tonight.  National Weather Service's Marty Mayeaux says parishes bordering the Arkansas line will likely see more precipitation.  "Heavier snow will bring upwards of four, maybe even five inches to areas along the state's border," he said.

B. Lenox

Another weather front moves across north Louisiana this evening.  The National Weather Service forecasts a good chance of snow and sleet early Wednesday. 

Accumulation of new sleet or snow could reach between 2 to 4 inches tomorrow.  Meteorologist Jarod Floyd says the greatest factor on what we'll see is temperature.  "If temps hover around the freezing mark Wednesday, the accumulation will stack up," he said.