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Stacy Temple
stemple@thenewsstar.com

Storms capable of producing tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are expected to stick around until at least Wednesday night.

Officials with the National Weather Service in Shreveport said area residents can expect heavy rainfall and the possibility of damaging weather as the storms continue to travel toward the east.

“The threat will continue through Tuesday and part of Wednesday as the slow-moving upper weather pattern continues,” said Gary Chatelain, NWS meteorologist. “It is a very typical spring storm.”

There is a 40 percent chance of rain Tuesday with a high of 86 degrees.

The NWS expects showers and thunderstorms to continue in the Monroe area Tuesday night with wind gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. Tuesday’s temperature is expected to drop into around 70 degrees overnight and warming up to around 80 on Wednesday.

A 40 percent chance of rain is also forecasted for Wednesday and storms are expected to move through northeast Louisiana before 1 p.m. Wind gusts are expected to get as high as 25 mph.

The storm will also usher in cooler temperatures to bring an end to the storm activity. Wednesday night’s and Thursday night’s low is expected to be 50 degrees. Thursday and Friday are expected to be mostly sunny. There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

Chatelain said the storms and the heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding in some areas and motorists are advised to use caution. The storms are expected to be widespread and hit portions of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana before heading eastward.

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Written by demon53

April 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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