Severe Weather Update: April 8, 2024

Click HERE and HERE for an update concerning the severe weather threat Tuesday night through Wednesday night.

Changes from previous update: Wednesday now sees an Enhanced Risk of severe weather.


WHAT:  Marginal to Enhanced RISK of Severe Weather

WHEN: Tuesday night (marginal) and Wednesday through Wednesday night (enhanced).  More exact timing will occur closer to the event.

WHERE: Areas mainly west of I-55 and north of I-10 Tuesday night. All of Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi from Wednesday into Wednesday night.  Confidence in the areas of greatest concern will increase closer to the event.

CONFIDENCE:  We are confident there will be thunderstorms in the area as early as Tuesday night and continuing Wednesday into Wednesday night.


It is a bit too early to pinpoint what the greatest threat from any severe storms that develop will be, but damaging winds and large hail are more favored. An isolated tornado is possible. Heavy rain and associated localized flooding are concerns.  Confidence on Wednesday’s severe storm threats will increase throughout the day today.