Line of strong storms moves through this evening

Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 4:38 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 9:16 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A line of strong/severe t-storms will be moving through the local area this evening. Shortly after sunset, the line will be moving into the Western portions of the WAFB viewing area. The line of storms will contain heavy rain, frequent lightning, strong gusty winds, and possible isolated tornadoes and pockets of large hail. Winds outside of t-storms will be gusty today. Make sure to secure any loose items you may have around the yard.

HRRR - Futurecast
HRRR - Futurecast(WAFB)
Jeff Morrow and the WAFB First Alert weather team preview What We're Tracking Next ahead of showers and storms expected in our area on Tuesday, January 24.

The line of storms should push through the local area between 5 PM and 11 PM. A cold front will be just behind the line and will end the severe weather threat. Rain amounts will be manageable for most thanks to the forward speed of the line of storms. Average amounts of 1-2″ appear likely with locally higher amounts. Localized nuisance flooding of low-lying, poorly drained areas remains possible. A widespread flood threat is unlikely.

Severe Weather Threat
Severe Weather Threat(WAFB)

Lingering mist and drizzle will move in on the back side of the storm system early Wednesday. Temperatures will take a decent dip as afternoon temperatures stay in the low 50°s. Temperatures will remain cooler than normal to end the work/school week. A brief, light freeze appears possible Friday morning for areas along and north of the I-10/12 corridor.

HRRR - Rainfall Amounts
HRRR - Rainfall Amounts(WAFB)

Temperatures will begin to warm over the weekend. Saturday stays dry with increasing clouds. Our next storm system and cold front will arrive Sunday. Showers and t-storms once again will be likely. It’s still too early to tell if severe weather will be an issue for the end of the weekend. The front stalls across the area and will lead to unsettled weather (30-50% daily rain chances) for much of next week.

10 Day Forecast
10 Day Forecast(WAFB)

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