The Latest News & Weather from the ACCESS-ARKLA News Room…
EL DORADO, Ar. (KNOE) – Having opened its doors in 1922, The Lion Oil Refinery in El Dorado is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. https://www.knoe.com/2022/05/21/el-dorado-oil-refinery-celebrates-100th-anniversary/
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – A COVID-19 vaccine will not be required to attend Louisiana public schools in 2022-2023 because they have not received full approval, the Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Louisiana state Sen. Greg Tarver has made a proposal to the state Senate to get $10 million allocated for Northwest Louisiana to go toward the Amtrak passenger rail route that would follow the I-20 corridor between Dallas and Atlanta. https://www.knoe.com/2022/05/17/louisiana-lawmaker-seeks-funds-toward-amtrak-route-along-i-20-corridor/
MONROE, La. (KNOE) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a strong warning for the people of south Arkansas and north Louisiana, especially parents:
Agents say there has been an increase in sextortion schemes targeting children in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. https://www.knoe.com/2022/05/03/sextortion-plots-targeting-kids-monroe-shreveport-alexandria-el-dorado-fbi-says/
WEATHER with KNOE TV8 Chief Meteorologist Matt Posgai
We have widespread storms expected into early Thursday. Strong to severe storms are possible at any time. Main threats are hail and wind gusts, but we can’t rule out a brief tornado. Flooding is also possible given the multiple rounds of rain we’re expecting. After a cold front clears everything out late Wednesday into early Thursday, we’ll have a gradual warming trend going into this weekend and early next week.
Shreveport Forecast Office
ARZ073-252115- Union- Including the city of El Dorado 336 AM CDT Wed May 25 2022 .TODAY...Showers and thunderstorms, mainly this morning. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. .TONIGHT...Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent. .THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. .FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. .FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. .SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Hot. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 90s.