Storm Reports 9:56 PM

An outbreak of severe weather impacted portions of Arkansas and Louisiana earlier tonight. Check out the following storm reports from the SCP website:

NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED FROM A TORNADO SPOTTED BY A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG I-20 BLOCKING ALL EASTBOUND LANES. (Shreveport, LA NWS)
A TORNADO WAS REPORTED AT EAST CAMDEN AT 342 PM. TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN…WITH HIGHWAY 278/274 REPORTED TO BE IMPASSABLE. (Little Rock, AR)
STEEPLE ON CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT TORN OFF AND ONTO A CAR (Shreveport, LA NWS)
SIGNS TORN UP AND AUTO DEALER ON FIRE OFF I-220 (Shreveport, LA NWS)
POWERLINES DOWN AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEMPLE ROAD AND OLD BROWNLEE ROAD. OVERTURNED TRAILER NEAR OLD BROWNLEE ROAD (Shreveport, LA NWS)
TREES DOWNED IN SE PART OF CITY NEAR COUNTY ROAD 11 (Shreveport, LA NWS)
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Forecast Discussion Update 10/29 3:59 PM

One day we’re in long sleeves and the next day we are in shorts. That’s just a small sample of what the weather can be like in autumn over West Alabama. The 2:30 p.m. weather observations revealed 80-degree temperatures, with a good supply of sunshine. Clouds will continue to increase through tonight and there may be some spotty showers. At the time of this posting, tornado watches were up over Arkansas and Louisiana. There were also tornado warnings for some counties. These watches are set to expire at 9:00 p.m.

There will be a slight risk for severe weather over our area tomorrow. I’m expecting another big warm-up into the 80s, with a mostly cloudy sky. We will also have a gusty south wind between 10-20 mph. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible late tomorrow and these could be on the strong side. A line of rain and storms will move into the area by Saturday morning and this activity will make a slow push across the state during the day. This wet weather will be in response to a cold front. Some of the initial storms may become severe. After a warm start in the 70s on Saturday, temperatures will steadily fall through the afternoon. The rain will also taper off slowly from west to east. Look for a cold and breezy Halloween night, with lows in the 40s.

As we kickoff the month of November we will have some quiet weather to enjoy. In fact, the sky will be mostly sunny on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Highs will be near 70 degrees, with lows in the 40s. According to the latest long range data, a strong area of high pressure will build into Alabama by next Thursday. Once this high shifts east late next week, temperatures will recover into the mid 70s. Don’t forget about the time change this weekend. On Sunday we fall back one hour and this is a great time to check the batteries in your NOAA weather radio and smoke alarms.

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist