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Severe Weather Update For Wednesday April 7, 2021

Click HERE to see the NWS update concerning the severe weather threat Wednesday night.

Changes from previous update:

  • The threat of severe weather has increased.

  • The area of greatest threat has shifted south.

Overview:

WHAT:MARGINAL RISK/SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather

WHEN: Wednesday night into Thursday morning

WHERE: SW Mississippi and adjacent Louisiana parishes

CONFIDENCE:

  • We are confident there will be thunderstorms across the area. We have little confidence any of them will become severe.

Impacts:

The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

Damaging Winds:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible

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

Tornadoes:

  • A few tornadoes will be possible

Rainfall

  • In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall up to an inch is forecast with locally higher amounts possible.

Next Update and Contact Information:

The next update will be sent tomorrow morning. 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 sr-lix.forecasters@noaa.gov. Both methods will be delivered to the forecasters on shift at the office.

Regards,
Taylor Black
Meteorologist
NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge

 

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