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Severe Weather Update - Thursday April 8, 2021

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Changes from previous update:

  • The ENHANCED RISK area was expanded slightly southward to include portions of southeast Louisiana

Overview:
 

WHAT:  SLIGHT RISK/ENHANCED RISK of severe weather
 

WHEN: Friday afternoon through Saturday morning

 

WHERE: The greatest threat across SW Mississippi counties and the adjacent LA parishes.

CONFIDENCE:

  • We are confident there will be thunderstorms across the area and becoming more confident in the potential for severe thunderstorm development.

Impacts:

The main threats associated with any storms that do become severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be the main threat, and can down trees and powerlines, as well as causing minor structural damage

  • Large hail and a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out

  • In addition to the severe weather threat, widespread rainfall of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts.

Next Update and Contact Information:

The next email update will be Friday 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,
Mike Efferson
Meteorologist
NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge

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