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Severe/Heavy Rainfall Update - May 20, 2022 8 AM

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WHAT: MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather and SLIGHT RISK of flooding rainfall Sunday

WHEN: Mainly through the daylight hours.

WHERE: Marginal severe risk north of a line from Tylertown to Baton Rouge. Slight flooding risk for the entire area.

CONFIDENCE: Low confidence in severe thunderstorms. Moderate confidence in isolated areas receiving high rain rates up to 4" per hour with the strongest thunderstorms.


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Large Hail =  1"

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible

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

  • Rainfall totals could be 1 to 2 inches areawide but isolated areas could receive rainfall rates up to 4" per hour causing localized flooding of poorly drained areas

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