Severe Weather Update: April 2, 2024

Click HERE for an update concerning the risk for a few strong/locally severe storms late this afternoon and through this evening,


WHAT: Marginal to Slight Risk of Severe Weather.

WHEN: Late this afternoon (southwest MS) through late this evening (coastal MS and Plaquemines parish).

WHERE: Mainly near and north of a line from Simmesport to Hammond to Slidell, especially portions of Coastal MS.


  • Chance of a few strong/locally severe storms: Low confidence.
  • Approximate timing: high confidence.
  • Coverage: High confidence of low coverage. Likely fast-moving isolated to scattered showers/storms with no flash flooding risk.


ImpactsAlthough the potential is very low the main threats associated with any strong to severe storms will be:

  • Strong, damaging wind gusts greater than 60 mph.
  • Large hail up to 1″ in diameter
  • An isolated tornado.