BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Severe weather is moving into the area Friday evening and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone to stay weather aware.

The National Weather Service New Orleans says two to four inches of rain per hour will be possible on Saturday.

“This marks the first severe weather threat this season,” said GOHSEP Director Casey Tingle in a press release. “While we often think about tornadoes in the spring, November is historically another active time for severe weather as cold fronts move across the region. Get a game plan now.”

GOSHEP officials say families should keep their phones charged and have a way to receive emergency alerts.

Chief Meteorologist Ashley Ruiz says that if conditions are favorable for severe storms, tornadoes, flash flooding, or other impactful weather to occur, the National Weather Service will issue a watch. A warning is issued if severe weather is imminent.

“Consider what you will do if you face one of these threats,” Tingle said.

Tingle says residents should go to to help finalize plans for their families, business, and pets.