Tornado Watch Issued for Parts of Louisiana, East Texas Until 5:00PM CST

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for parts of Louisiana and East Texas through 5:00pm CST.
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 501
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1105 AM CST MON NOV 28 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EXTREME SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
MUCH OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN LOUISIANA
EXTREME EAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 1105 AM UNTIL
500 PM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…THUNDERSTORMS WILL SLOWLY INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WHILE SPREADING EASTWARD FROM TEXAS
INTO LOUISIANA. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL BECOME MORE FAVORABLE
FOR SUPERCELLS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE A FEW TORNADOES THIS
AFTERNOON…ESPECIALLY WITH THE MORE ISOLATED NOW FORMING NEAR THE
SABINE RIVER. ALSO…A LINE OF STORMS ACROSS NORTHEAST TEXAS AND
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS WILL LIKELY BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON AND POSE A RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE MILES
EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTHEAST OF SHREVEPORT LA TO
45 MILES SOUTH OF FORT POLK LA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE
WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.