A strong storm system is moving into our region. The Shreveport Bossier metro area is likely to see strong storms for most of the day Saturday.

This storm system could bring high winds and heavy rain along with possible hail. The Weather Channel has this alert:

  • In classic April fashion, a severe weather outbreak is ahead this weekend.
  • Saturday's threat includes the potential for some strong tornadoes in parts of the South.
  • A squall line with damaging winds, and some tornadoes may occur Saturday night into Sunday.
  • Heavy rainfall and flash flooding are also possible.
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This potentially volatile combination of ingredients may give rise to an outbreak of severe thunderstorms across the South this weekend.

Friday's Forecast

Friday night into early Saturday, rain and thunderstorms should be widespread from the southern Plains to the Tennessee Valley.

A few strong to severe thunderstorms may develop in parts of Texas, far southern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas and northwestern Louisiana. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is included in this threat.

The primary concern will be large hail, but damaging wind gusts are also possible.

An outbreak of severe weather is likely this weekend in the South, including the threat of tornadoes, a few of which may be strong.

As Wesley exits into Canada later Friday into early Saturday, a southward plunge of the jet stream will pivot out of northern Mexico and the Desert Southwest into the Plains states.

This potentially volatile combination of ingredients may give rise to an outbreak of severe thunderstorms across the South this weekend.

Here is what we know right now. Check back with us at weather.com for the latest on this potentially dangerous situation.

Friday's Forecast

Friday night into early Saturday, rain and thunderstorms should be widespread from the southern Plains to the Tennessee Valley.

A few strong to severe thunderstorms may develop in parts of Texas, far southern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas and northwestern Louisiana. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is included in this threat.

The primary concern will be large hail, but damaging wind gusts are also possible.