Warmest of 2018 before rain and storms reload for the weekend!


Spring-time storm systems are notoriously hard to predict and some changes to the forecast are likely including a possible increase or decrease in the risk of severe storms. There is clearly a chance of rain Saturday morning, especially over west Alabama, but for now severe storms are not expected then.

Right now the Storm Prediction Center is indicating our area has a risk of severe weather to start the weekend. It warned of long and severe storms in the southeast, while storms in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques would be concentrated along the Basque coast.

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THREATS: It seems like the main issue will come from strong straight-line winds, but some hail and an isolated tornado or two are not out of the question. So our western counties need to be ready for very windy conditions to take place again on Friday. The storms will move through late night, probably close to midnight, and finish pre-dawn Saturday morning.

While the overall number of severe weather events were below average past year, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes were still responsible for five deaths and over $220 million in damages across MI.

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Sunday will bring a potent cold front into the area.

If you don't already have it, download our free weather app, "ANN Weather" on the google play/iTunes App store. You can also see our DVR option. Highs on Sunday and Monday will only reach the 60s. Nights will drop back to near freezing.

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The agency's Shreveport office said that "potentially strong tornadoes" will be possible Friday in its coverage area, which includes southwest Arkansas. The cool air will be short-lived though, with highs in the 70s Tuesday and low 80s on Wednesday.