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Heavy rain, strong storms possible this weekend

Rain and storms will return to the area Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, the weather service said. Unfortunately, it appears things will be going downhill quickly tomorrow afternoon. The strongest storms will remain south of I-20. Much of the rest of the state is now in the moderate and enhanced risk categories.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of the state in the high-risk category for tornadoes, which is rare for Louisiana.

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A second area of thunderstorms could develop across north Texas and Oklahoma later on in the day on Sunday as the upper-level low moves across the area.

"Over the past week, severe weather has been rather common over the Southern tier states and the threat for this risky weather will continue into Friday afternoon", AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Brown said.

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A storm system will be marching through much of Texas on Sunday, heading towards Louisiana between Sunday evening and Monday morning. Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected Wednesday evening into early Thursday, and some of these storms could be locally severe as well. First, continue to monitor KALB and our social media pages as we will be giving constant updates throughout the event.

There is no severe weather threat for the Richmond metro at this time, but rain is approaching Powhatan and Chesterfield Counties, and should arrive in Richmond during the next hour. If you know of low lying areas or areas prone to flash flooding, take precautions now. By attending, you can make the severe weather warning process better.

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WEATHER BRAINS: You can listen to our weekly 90-minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. The NWS is warning of damaging winds, hail and severe storms. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are. Mobile homes are unsafe during high wind or tornado events and 60-70 miles per hour winds can knock down large trees onto homes.



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