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Storms expected Easter weekend

by Minden Press-Herald

Meteorologists are calling for a chance of thunderstorms Easter weekend.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Patrick Omundson, of the Shreveport office, says a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms with 15-20 mile-per-hour winds are expected; however, the day should not be a total washout.

“It’s several days out but we don’t have anything indicating severe storms right now,” he said. “It looks like we’ll have a chance for storms both early in the day and late in the day. When it gets closer, we might have it more pinpointed.”

He says a cold front from the northwest, possibly west northwest, will be moving in, causing the chance for storms, adding they may move through the area around noon Easter Sunday. This will be the worst of the weather, he said. Some sunshine will peak through sometime Sunday afternoon, or late in the evening, before the second chance of colder rain moves through.

“It will be a normal springtime passage,” he said. “It won’t be like a low frontal, flood-type storm.”

Highs for Sunday are expected to be in the 60s, maybe 70 degrees, Omundson said, with a low in the 40s Sunday night, early Monday morning.

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