Here we go again…monitoring the potential for severe weather across southern Louisiana. Our next frontal system will be pushing in from the west with a strong to severe squall line moving in from Texas early Thursday morning.
The current threat is a Level 2 out of 5 (or Slight Risk) of severe weather. At this time, the highest threat looks to be the possibility of damaging winds, however we cannot rule out an isolated tornado or two. As a matter of fact, forecast model soundings do support the threat of isolated tornadoes so we cannot be surprised if this does in fact turn out to be a bit more of a risk than currently anticipated. West Louisiana can expect up to 4 inches of rain, while eastern zones should stay in the 1 to 2 inch range (however southeast Louisiana has the greater potential for severe weather as compared to west Louisiana).
As we’ve learned from the past, many of our higher end events are these lower end threats. So for now, let Thursday be one of those “Weather Aware” days and keep in touch with any watches and warnings issued for the area.