Severe Weather Update: May 31, 2024

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WHAT:  MARGINAL RISK to SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather and Excessive Rainfall

WHEN: Friday – Mainly the afternoon and evening hours.

Saturday – Multiple rounds throughout the day.

WHERE:  All of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi


  • There is moderate confidence for chances of severe weather in western areas today. Uncertainty is higher in the exact timing and placement of these thunderstorms. For Saturday, uncertainty is high for both timing and potential of severe weather.


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible.
  • Can’t rule out a tornado today.
  • In addition to the severe weather threat, locally heavy rainfall will be possible with stronger storms.
  • This rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.