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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >

The National Weather Service in Shreveport issues a Recreational Forecast for different area waterways across Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, Northeast Texas as well as Northwest Louisiana. Below is a clickable map of the different waterways across the Four State region. Simply click on the waterway icon of interest to see the Recreational Forecast or click on the table below for a hydrograph of the waterway if one is available. For resources on boating safety, please visit: As this is a new forecast product, we greatly value your input into ways to make this website more useful. Please contact us with any suggestions, comments or questions.


Forecast wind conditions are for open, unprotected areas of waterways only and do not include gusts. Winds are likely to be lighter in protected areas.

Local Lake and River Hydrographs

East Texas Southeast Oklahoma Southwest Arkansas Northwest Louisiana

A hydrograph shows how the river level changes over time at a specific location. Forecast hydrographs are displayed when flooding is expected, otherwise the hydrograph for the past few days is provided, if the data are available. At key river gages, such as along navigable rivers, daily forecast hydrographs are provided, whether or not flooding is anticipated. Click here for more information on how to read hydrographs.