An upper-level low over Texas is responsible for the scattered showers and storms across the Lower Mississippi Valley. A complex of thunderstorms is moving eastwards over Northeast Louisiana and will slide to the southeast during the day to bring Southeast Louisiana increased rain and storm chances.
A Tornado Watch has been issued until 8 PM tonight for our northern parishes and counties for the risk of a few tornadoes possible with a line of storms.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed our area under a marginal risk (1/5) for isolated severe weather with areas near the LA/MS state line under a slight risk (2/5).
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Potential Impacts and Timing
The main concern will be heavy rainfall that could lead to isolated flash flooding. Some storms could be slow-movers or begin to back build, which means localized flash flooding will be a concern. Estimated rain totals look to be around 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts likely, mainly for areas north of the 10 & 12.
Other than flooding, strong, damaging wind gusts and hail will be possible with the strongest storms as the push through the area. A few tornadoes cannot be ruled out either as a tornado watch has been issued for our northern parishes and counties.
A few pop-up showers and storms will be possible during the afternoon hours as they move northward. The complex of thunderstorms that might take the form of a line will be passing through during the late afternoon to evening hours. This could affect evening commutes, so plan extra time for your travels and use caution on the roadways.
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