Texarkana could be in for a stormy start to the weekend beginning this afternoon. A severe weather outbreak is expected according to the National Weather Service. The Texarkana region is in a high-risk area for strong thunderstorms that could produce up to 2 inches of heavy rain with possible flash flooding, large hail, and damaging winds with an approaching cold front. The NWS now says the possibility of tornadic weather has been dropped in this particular storm system. Expect temperatures to begin to fall throughout the day on Saturday with lows below freezing by late Saturday night.

Here are the latest forecast details from the National Weather Service.

Today Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

Tonight Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 44. Southeast wind around 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

 

Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 41 by 5pm. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 27. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

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