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Severe Weather And Heavy Rainfall Update For Wednesday 4/14 - Friday 4/16/2021

Click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE an update concerning the severe weather and heavy rainfall potential for Wednesday, April 14th thru Friday, April 16th.

What has changed since last update:

  • There is a Moderate Risk for excessive rainfall today.
  • There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather & excessive rainfall on Thursday.
  • There is a Slight Risk for excessive rainfall on Friday.
  • No major adjustments to projected precipitation totals, Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.


WHAT: Marginal Risk for severe weather / Moderate Risk for excessive rainfall today (Wednesday).

            Marginal Risk for severe weather / Moderate Risk for excessive rainfall Thursday.

            Slight Risk for excessive rainfall Friday.

WHEN: Early this morning for areas west, spreading east through mid/late AM today lasting into the afternoon hours.

             Risk for Thursday is primarily in the morning hours into the early afternoon hours.

             Friday generally all day.

WHERE: All of southeastern LA and southern MS for today

               Mainly along/south of I-10/12 on Thursday.

               All areas on Friday.


  • Moderate confidence on the potential for severe weather and excessive rainfall Today and Thursday.

  • Higher confidence for excessive rainfall today in the Moderate Risk area.

  • Moderate to low confidence beyond going into Friday.


Severe Weather Impacts:

  • For today, the primary threat will be damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph can down trees and powerlines, and cause minor structural damage. Other threats include small hail and dangerous lightning.

Heavy Rain/Flooding Impacts:

  • An additional 3 to 5 inches of rain is forecast across portions of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi Today through Thursday.

  • Locally higher amounts will be very possible, especially for areas highlighted in a Moderate Risk for excessive rainfall today.

  • Due to saturated soils from recent heavy rain, flash flooding will be a distinct concern today especially in the Slight and Moderate Risk areas. Locally heavy and intense rainfall may lead to water covered roadways.

  • Additional rises on area rivers will continue to be possible.

  • RFC river forecasts will include 48 hours of precipitation today.

Additional Information and Resources:

NWS New Orleans Website:

NWS New Orleans DSS Website:

River Gauges and Forecasts:

NWS New Orleans Facebook:

NWS New Orleans Twitter:

Online Severe Weather Reporting:

Storm Prediction Center:

Weather Prediction Center:

If you have any questions in the interim or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We can be reached by phone at 504-522-7330 or 985-649-0429.  Use extension 4 to speak with a forecaster.  Alternatively, you can reach us by email by replying to this message or sending an email to Both methods will be delivered to the forecasters on shift at the office.

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