10:00 PM UPDATE: The severe threat has decreased a touch as the flash flooding risk has increased. A wide line of rain and a few embedded thunderstorms continue to move eastward through the region. The tornado watch has been trimmed in the western areas but continues east of EBR Parish into Mississippi. This watch is valid until 11 PM tonight.
A flash flood watch has been issued with a few warnings in place as well. Rainfall totals of 2-4″ so far with locally higher amounts as rain continues into tonight. This watch is valid until noon tomorrow.
A cold front will be pushing through the region during the rest of the day with scattered showers and storms ahead. There is the chance for severe weather as this front moves through. An enhanced risk (3/5) is placed over the northern portion of our area and a slight risk (2/5) is over the rest of the area.
Threats: Damaging wind gusts from some of the stronger storms will be the main concern to look out for. Remember, severe wind gusts are 58+ mph; however, sub-severe gusts are possible around 40-50 mph.
Brief, spin-up tornadoes will be another concern with the main line and discrete storm cells out ahead.
Some hail will be possible, but overall not a large threat. Heavy rainfall from some storms could be seeing intense rainfall rates around 2″/hr. Flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas, could be a concern enhanced if rain bands train over the same locations. Rainfall totals will be around 1-2″ with locally higher amounts.
Timing: Scattered showers and storms are moving northeastward throughout Southern Louisiana and Mississippi and will continue into this evening. The main line will begin to move through later tonight and begin to clear after midnight near 2 AM. A few showers are possible into early Thursday morning.
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