Severe weather will again be possible Tuesday afternoon, beginning in eastern Texas and then spread east through Louisiana Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed much of the region under a “Slight Risk” for severe weather. We can likely expect a Severe Thunderstorm Watch to be issued at some point Tuesday afternoon for parts of southeast Texas and west Louisiana.
Most of the area across eastern Texas will remain capped much of the day Tuesday until the afternoon hours. Then numerous thunderstorms will develop across the area. At first, hail and strong winds will be the primary threats. As the thunderstorms evolve, they’ll eventually develop into a linear squall line. At that time, the highest threat will become damaging wind gusts although an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
By the time the line reaches southeast Louisiana, it’ll likely be early Wednesday morning. The line “SHOULD” weaken some before reaching the New Orleans area, however we are entering into our spring severe weather season so all should watch cautiously and be prepared.