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:
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.
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
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.