Two possible round of strong storms over the next 2 days
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Storm Prediction Center has maintained Slight Risks (2 out of 5) for severe weather for the local area Tuesday afternoon and evening and again Wednesday afternoon and night. The first threat on Tuesday will be tied to a passing mid-level disturbance.
Showers and t-storms will increase in coverage and intensity through the afternoon and into the evening. Primary risks will be damaging wind and hail, but we can’t totally rule out an isolated tornado. It appears that this will be a localized threat for severe weather as opposed to a severe weather outbreak.
Wednesday’s threat will come with also a possibility for localized flash flooding. Showers and t-storms once again will increase in coverage and intensity through the afternoon and into the night as a cold front slowly pushes through the area. All forms of severe weather are possible Wednesday PM into early Thursday AM. We should be able to fine-tune the threat forecast in the coming days.
Rain amounts will average between 1-3″ for most over the next 3-4 days. Isolated pockets of 4-5″ will be possible. A localized nuisance-type flood threat will exist especially late Wednesday due to the accumulation of rain over previous days. We don’t anticipate a widespread flood event, but low-lying, poorly drained areas should be on guard for possible flash flooding.
Once the cold front passes around daybreak Thursday, the threat for strong storms and heavy rain will end. We should see some less humid air briefly as the front drifts into the Northern Gulf of Mexico. That front will then retreat north as a warm front on Friday. This will bring back a slight chance for rain to the forecast to close out the week. The warm front will also end the brief relief from the warmth and humidity. Expect a warm Easter Weekend with highs climbing into the mid 80°s both Saturday and Sunday.
Another cold front is expected to arrive early on the Monday after Easter.
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