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Severe Weather Update - 3/17/22 2 PM CDT

Click HERE for an update concerning the severe weather threat tonight into tomorrow and again for Monday night through Tuesday night.

 

Changes from the previous update:

  • The threat of significant severe weather has increased

Overview:

WHAT:  SLIGHT RISK to ENHANCED RISK of Severe Weather

WHEN: Late tonight through tomorrow morning (Midnight through Noon).

WHERE: All of Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi for Slight Risk. Coastal Mississippi for Enhanced Risk.

CONFIDENCE: We are highly confident that strong to severe thunderstorms will develop late tonight into tomorrow morning over portions of the SE LA and S MS.

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

  • Large hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter will be possible

  • Wind blown hail could cause additional damage

  • Tornadoes will be possible, and a few could be strong and/or long track

  • 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.

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