A Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Shreveport, LA that includes Winn Parish stated; Friday through Wednesday – A vigorous upper-level storm system will be moving towards the region late Friday through Friday Night bringing with it the potential for severe thunderstorms and excessive heavy rainfall. Damaging wind gusts, tornadoes, and large hail will be possible during this time frame. While there will be an isolated flash flood threat Friday through Friday Night, the greater threat appears to be north of the region during this time frame. The severe weather should be east of the region Saturday morning.
According to a statement posted on the NWS Forecast Office in Shreveport’s website, A potentially significant severe weather event looks increasingly likely by late Friday into early Saturday as a powerful storm system enters the region. All modes of severe weather appear to be in play with a special emphasis on damaging winds and tornadoes! Large hail and flash flooding cannot be ruled out as well. Plan ahead!
A Lake Wind Advisory is also in affect for our area from 9 AM to 6 PM Friday. Strong winds and rough waves on area lakes will create
hazardous conditions for small craft. Boaters on area lakes should use extra caution since strong winds and rough waves can overturn small craft.