Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 16:09
The storms may bring destructive hail, strong tornados and damaging winds, the NWS states on its website. A tornado can not be ruled out but the threat is a bit lower. Some flash flooding is possible in north MS where 2-3 inches of rain could fall on Sunday and Monday.
Have your weather radios ready tonight. These isolated storms will have the higher risk for tornadoes. This will be possible in both the morning and afternoon.
Enjoy the fair weather Friday and this weekend because are already focusing on our next storm system which looks to arrive Monday. Strong to severe thunderstorms continue to shift east through Louisiana and MS with a few strong storms up in IL.
Friday morning will start off mild and fair as calm weather returns to the area. The biggest unknown is where will the strongest storms develop. With the moderate risk, widespread severe storms are likely and could be long-lived and intense. We will have a fair amount of instability available, and bulk shear is sufficient to produce supercell thunderstorms.
Tornadoes, damaging winds gusts and large hail are all concerns. You will find the signup link there. They will increase in coverage and intensity as they move into North Central Louisiana. There is a lot of extra details and meteorological information to learn about on his blog.
Severe weather watches and warnings are issued by the Storm Prediction Center and the National Weather Service.
Sunday is a day to be weather aware and checking back often for the latest on the approaching storms heading for Acadiana.
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