National Weather Service

Storms are in the Magnolia-area forecast for Saturday.

Stormy weather is ahead for South Arkansas on Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport said showers and thunderstorms should increase early Saturday northwest of the Interstate 30 corridor, which may pose a threat for locally gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase Saturday across the region, near and ahead of an upper level disturbance and associated dry line that will shift east northeast across the area.

While adequate wind shear will be in place, instability will remain limited except near the dry line, but the potential still exists for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms from late morning Saturday through the afternoon across portions of extreme East Texas, North Louisiana, and Southwest Arkansas.

The main threat will be for damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and brief heavy rainfall.

The severe weather threat will quickly diminish from west to east across the area by late Saturday afternoon and early evening once the dry line exits the area, before a cold front quickly sweeps through the region early Sunday morning.

Cool and dry conditions are expected Sunday through at least mid-week next week before the potential for showers and isolated thunderstorms return.

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