After that, the storms will track east with clearing set for Sunday night.
When will severe weather arrive where I live? . For that reason, please heed all severe thunderstorm warnings with the same urgency as tornado warnings, since 60-70+ miles per hour wind gusts have the potential to cause as much tree and powerline damage as a EF0 to EF1 tornado. A brief tornado is possible, but the main threat from any severe thunderstorms will be damaging winds up to 60-70 miles per hour. We're expecting a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 80s.
As for the timing of the system, it looks like the leading edge of the severe weather could move into Tangipahoa Parish as early mid-morning and continue to develop and strengthen as it moves east. Low temperatures will likely be in the upper 30s to low 40s. An approaching cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms through the Midlands Sunday afternoon and evening.
"Unfortunately we are still pretty far in advance of the events and details are limited", James Carpenter, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Saturday morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s.
Stay tuned for updates as we fine-tune the forecast. Sunday will be breezy with a gradually clearing sky. Our core 12-hour window for severe storms statewide is now from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Behind the front, there will be another blast of cooler air moving in on Monday.
Showers are traveling through the Coulee Region tied to a low pressure system in the Central Great Plains and warm front stretching through Iowa and IL.