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Severe Weather and Heavy Rainfall Update - March 7, 2022 12 PM CST

Here is an update concerning the severe weather threat on Tuesday.

Overview:

WHAT:  MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather and Heavy Rainfall

WHEN: Tuesday night for the severe threat. Tuesday through Tuesday night for the heavy rain threat.

 

WHERE: For the severe weather threat, east of a Port Fourchon to New Orleans to Slidell line in Southeast LA and all of coastal MS. For the heavy rain threat, all of South MS and Southeast LA.

CONFIDENCE:

We are confident there will be thunderstorms across the area. We have little confidence any of them will become severe or produce flooding rainfall.

Impacts:

The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible

  • Trees and powerlines could be damaged and lead to isolated/scattered power outages

  • A few tornadoes will be possible

  • In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is forecast with locally higher amounts possible.

  • This rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low-lying areas and areas of poor drainage.

The graphics HERE and HERE highlights the threats associated with this system.

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