A week ago today, Magnolia and South Arkansas was experiencing a snow storm that left 5.5 inches behind.
Today, the snow and record cold temperatures are gone, the area has had two days of high temperatures in the 70s – and a strong spring-like thunderstorm may be ahead.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport said showers and thunderstorms will develop this evening and spread eastward overnight, bringing a marginal threat for a few isolated severe storms for areas mainly along and north of Interstate 20.
The primary threats with any strong to severe storms will be large hail and damaging winds.
After a brief break, widespread showers and thunderstorms will overspread the region again Saturday night into Sunday and continue through Tuesday. Although specific details are still unclear at this time, heavy rainfall and perhaps even an isolated threat for severe storms may be possible during this timeframe.