Severe weather Friday night into Saturday

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A strong cold front will move through central Louisiana Friday night into Saturday morning. This will bring a severe threat for the area.

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Our northwestern parishes will see more of the widespread, stronger storms compared to our southeastern parishes. With these severe storms, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes will be our main concern. Flash flooding could also occur depending on how long the front lingers. Rainfall totals will be ranging from about 1-3 inches with some areas even seeing up to 5 inches.

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These strong thunderstorms will develop Friday evening around 10:00 p.m. for the northwestern area. The main event will be overnight Friday into Saturday, as that is when the greatest potential will be. It should be out of central Louisiana by around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. A few showers are possible to linger in our eastern parishes till noon.

Temperatures will significantly decrease as the cold front sweeps in. Friday we will be looking at temperatures in the 80's, and then Saturday temperatures will be sitting in the mid to upper 60's. These chilly temperatures will continue into Sunday, so you will want to have a jacket with you.

Winds will be another issue these next few days, with moisture filtering in from the Gulf of Mexico. Winds will be out of the south with gust up to 35, 40 mph. As the storms approach the area, winds will become more variable.

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