SEVERE ALERT: Tornado Watch has been canceled for our area; Severe threat diminishes

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SATURDAY 9:00 AM UPDATE

Squall line continues to track to the east toward New Orleans and the Northshore. Tornado Watch has been canceled for our area. Rain can be expected through at least the early afternoon as the cold front moves through. Gusty wind will continue to be possible. Continue to stay weather aware through lunchtime. You can view the Interactive Radar here.

SATURDAY 5:20 A.M. UPDATE

We are now under a tornado watch effective through noon. This accounts for all of our viewing area. Make sure that you have a safe space ready in case a warning is issued. Also, be sure to have multiple ways of receiving alerts.

FRIDAY 10:30PM UPDATE

FRIDAY 6:30PM UPDATE

FRIDAY 4:30PM UPDATE

FRIDAY 9:30 AM UPDATE

There are no updates to the previous discussion. The timing still looks to be between 5 a.m. and noon. Damaging winds are still the biggest threat, and we are under a wind advisory effective from 6 p.m. this evening through 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Make sure that you have multiple ways of receiving alerts. This storm may occur while you are sleeping, which means that you need alerts that will wake you up. Designate a safe space in case a warning is issued. See below for storm details.

THURSDAY 7:00 PM UPDATE

SEVERE WEATHER – SATURDAY MORNING

TIME FRAME: 
Friday Night [midnight – 5:00 am]: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms mainly for northwestern portions of the viewing area.

Saturday Morning [5:00 am – noon]: Thunderstorm activity increases in coverage with the main line of thunderstorms arriving mid-morning.


POTENTIAL THREAT:
All modes of severe weather are possible for this event – long-tracked tornadoes, damaging winds (greater than 70 mph), large hail and heavy downpours. Far northwest portions of the viewing area sit under an Enhanced Risk [3 out of 5] before 6:00 am on Saturday. The threat shifts to the east after 6:00 am. At that point, the entire viewing area will sit under an Enhanced Risk [3 out of 5]. The SPC has also placed us under a “hatched” area for Saturday morning, which means there is a 10% chance for tornadoes to reach EF-2 strength or greater, hail to top 2″ in diameter, and winds to exceed 75 mph. The concern for severe weather will last until early afternoon on Saturday. 

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