Be prepared for severe weather

Be prepared for severe weather

Once a cool front passes through Friday night, much drier air will work into the area with gusty winds. I'm forecasting a high of 80 degrees for Springfield!

If Carroll County was suddenly to be struck by severe weather - high winds, flooding, hail, lightning, even tornadoes - would you and your family be prepared?

The ingredients are coming together for numerous strong to severe thunderstorms to impact the ArkLaTex Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning. There is also a marginal risk for some severe weather. This gives people time to plan, time to prepare and, in the event of a severe storm, time to take shelter. With a scattered strong storms possible, we could see damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado. A severe thunderstorm developed east of Iron River and raced northeastward towards Marquette producing large hail up to golf ball size and wind gusts approaching 90 miles per hour. Temperatures reach the low 80s. Temperatures tumble through the weekend, 40's for highs, below freezing for lows.

One of the best ways to monitor the where you live and receive those severe weather alerts is through our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices.

Forecasters cautioned that the timing is still uncertain, but the main window for storms could be from 10 a.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.

In addition to the severe weather risk we may also see some areas pick up heavy rainfall, particularly across Louisiana/Arkansas. Sunday night and Monday night lows drop into the 40s. We will enjoy a nice warming trend over the latter half of the week. Temperatures will be falling through the 60s, and bottom out overnight in the middle and low 50.

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