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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.


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.


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


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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