A strong cold front with a line of severe weather is expected to cross Louisiana late Halloween night continuing into the morning hours on Thursday.
The Storm Prediction Center has put most of the state under a slight risk for severe weather with even an enhanced risk being highlighted. There is the potential for these risk areas to increase as we get closer to the event.
Storm Prediction Center continues to increase the threat for severe weather over Louisiana Halloween night into Thursday AM. Due to an intense squall-line that is expected to form, wind damage is greatest likelihood. A few tornadoes are possible. #lawx pic.twitter.com/JzTg9zG1bu
— Zack Fradella (@ZackFradellaWx) October 30, 2018
As an intense squall-line organizes over Texas Halloween evening, conditions across Louisiana will become favorable for severe storms during the overnight hours. The greatest threats from the storms will be damaging winds and very heavy rainfall along the leading edge of the line but a few tornadoes aren’t out of the question.
Residents are urged to review their severe weather plans and understand that this will be a predominately overnight event across southwest/south-central Louisiana, meaning you need to have multiple ways to be alerted while you sleep. Stay tuned for updates.