Severe Weather Briefing Slides – Wednesday Feb 16, 2022 2pm CST

Click HERE for an update concerning the severe weather threat tomorrow.

Changes from the previous update:

  • We have added a mention of gusty winds outside of thunderstorms tomorrow and some potential for nuisance/minor coastal flooding
  • Otherwise, no significant changes since this morning


WHAT:  MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather

WHEN: Mainly during the 12p through 8p timeframe

WHERE: Areas generally along/north of the I-10 corridor, with the greatest threat across southwest Mississippi and the adjacent parishes in southeast Louisiana

CONFIDENCE: We are confident there will be thunderstorms across the area. We have low to moderate confidence a few of the thunderstorms could become severe.


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be the main threat and could damage trees and powerlines
  • Large hail and one or two tornadoes cannot be ruled out
  • Generally, less than 1 inch of rain is forecast, but locally higher amounts could still lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage

Additional impacts outside of the severe weather threat include:

  • Gusty winds during daylight hours Thursday with peak gusts generally in the 35-40 mph range could blow around lightweight objects
  • Higher than normal tides could lead to some nuisance type coastal flooding of the lowest-lying coastal areas, mainly along southeast facing shores east of the Mississippi River.

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