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From the desk of: Clarence W. Powe, Deputy Director of Homeland Security & Emergency
Here is an update concerning the severe weather threat for today and into this evening.
WHAT: Slight to Enhanced risk for Severe Weather
Slight to Moderate risk of Excessive Rainfall
WHEN: this morning west of I-55, late this morning and into this evening east of I-55.
WHERE: All of Southeast Louisiana and Southern/Coastal Mississippi. The greatest severe weather threat will be along and east of a line from Grosse Tete to the Wilkinson/Amite county line.
CONFIDENCE: Confidence is high on heavy rain and severe threat. Normal confidence on timing. Activity may initially be slow to move east but if it congeals quickly developing into an intense line of storms then it could possibly accelerate east.
The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:
• Tornadoes, a few of which could be strong and produce EF2 or greater damage
• Wind gusts up to 70 mph or greater which could down trees and power lines and/or cause structural damage
• Heavy Rainfall which could lead to flash flooding of streets and low lying areas.