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Severe Weather Update: Friday, May 5, 2023

Click HERE and HERE for an update concerning the marginal severe weather threat today.

Changes from previous update: The area of greatest threat has expanded to our entire forecast area.

MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather and Excessive Rainfall
WHEN: This afternoon and evening
WHERE: All of our forecast area covering southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi
CONFIDENCE: We are fairly confident that there will be thunderstorms across the area and that a few will be strong to marginally severe. We have less confidence in exactly where those strong/severe storms will occur.

The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Damaging Winds: Wind gusts greater than 50 mph will be possible.
  • Large Hail: Large hail up to 1 inch in diameter will be possible. Wind-blown hail could cause additional damage
  • Tornadoes: A few weak tornadoes can't be ruled out.
  • Heavy Rainfall: Rainfall rates up to 2" per hour are possible leading to flash flooding and ponding of water in low lying areas.
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