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Severe Weather, Tornado Risk for Easter Sunday

National Weather Service, Shreveport, LA
Easter Sunday may have damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and flash flooding in northeast Louisiana.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport indicates that northeast Louisiana is under moderate risk for damaging winds, large hail and significant tornadoes areawide.

A significant severe weather threat will exist across much of the Four State Region Sunday. A very volatile airmass will be in place which will be conducive for the development of severe thunderstorms. Large hail, destructive wind gusts and long track and significant tornadoes will be possible across at least the eastern half of the Four State Region the first half of Sunday

From the Hazardous Weather Outlook:

Thunderstorms will be increasing during the evening hours across the region. The strongest storms should remain west of the region overnight tonight although an isolated severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled out after midnight. The atmosphere will quickly become very volatile near and after sunrise Sunday Morning through the early afternoon hours across the entire Four State Region. While there will be a large hail and damaging wind threat areawide on Sunday, there will be a significant tornado threat through early afternoon Sunday across Deep East Texas into all of Northern Louisiana and South Central Arkansas. The thunderstorm activity should push east of the region by late Sunday afternoon or early evening. While locally heavy rainfall will be likely as well early on Sunday with the strongest storms, widespread flash flooding in not anticipated at this time.

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