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Heavy Rain & Strong to Severe Storms Thursday, Feb 3rd, 2022

Here is an update concerning the heavy rain and strong to severe thunderstorm potential on Thursday:

Overview:

WHAT: MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather

SLIGHT RISKof Excessive Rainfall

WHEN: Primarily late morning Thursday through the overnight hours.

WHERE: All of SE LA and southern MS for the Marginal Risk of Severe Weather, along and east of I-55 for the Slight Risk of Excessive Rainfall.

CONFIDENCE: Low confidence in the potential for severe weather at this time, moderate confidence in the potential for training showers & storms leading to localized flash flooding. 

Impacts:

The main threats associated with heavy rain and strong to severe storms Thursday:

Damaging Winds:

  • Locally strong, possibly damaging winds of 40 to 60 mph which could lead to tree and powerline damage.

Hail:

  • Small hail is possible, with the potential for large hail up to 1" in diameter in any severe storm.

Tornadoes:

  • A few isolated tornadoes will be possible.

Rainfall:

  • Showers and storms may train over the same areas which would lead to localized flash flooding.

  • The main concern is within the Slight Risk area, with forecast rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches and locally higher amounts possible.

Click HERE, HERE, and HERE to view the graphic highlights in the area with a marginal to a slight risk of excessive rainfall Thursday.

Additional Information and Resources:

NWS New Orleans Website: www.weather.gov/neworleans

NWS New Orleans DSS Website: http://www.weather.gov/lix/embrief

River Gauges and Forecasts: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lix

NWS New Orleans Facebook: www.facebook.com/NWSNewOrleans

NWS New Orleans Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans

Online Severe Weather Reporting: https://www.weather.gov/lix/submit_storm_report

Storm Prediction Center: www.spc.noaa.gov

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