The bulk of the rain will be afternoon and evening as severe weather threatens our area

Jim Hanzo
April 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm

Thursday is going to be a stormy day for much of Louisiana and the threat of severe weather is a possibility. 

Spotty severe weather is a possibility early in the day. 

"But the bulk of the rain for most of us will be in the afternoon and evening," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford.  "From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there is a risk for spotty severe storms possible.  2 p.m. to 7 p.m. that is the roughest bulk of the storm, then after 7 or 8 p.m. it begins to taper off."    

Expect damaging wind gusts with winds of 60 plus mph, the threat of tornadoes, possibly EF2 or greater, and golf ball size hail is also a possibility. 

11 am – 2 pm: A few isolated storms could form ahead of the main system. There may not be a lot of these early cells, but any that form will have the potential to turn strong to severe.

2 pm – 8 pm: The bulk of the strong storms will happen in this time frame. Much of it may come as a line of strong thunderstorms progressing across the area from west to east especially around 4-6 p.m.

8 pm – 11 pm: The severe threat will be lower, and the rain will gradually come to an end from west to east.


Here is the WWL-TV complete forecast: 

Sun/cloud mix, breezy, warm and more humid. Highs around 82. Wind SE 8-15 mph.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows around 70. Wind SE 6-12 mph.

Mostly cloudy, windy, warm and humid with a 100% chance for heavy rain and thunderstorms. Numerous storms expected to become strong to severe. Highs around 80. Wind S 12-20 mph.

Cloudy and breezy with a 40% chance for showers ending. Lows around 57. Wind NW 10-18 mph.

Mostly cloudy, windy, less humid and cooler with a 20% chance for stray showers. Highs around 69.

Sunny and mild. Lows north of the lake around 45 and south around 51. Highs around 74.

Sunny and warm. Lows north of the lake around 52 and south around 58. Highs around 79.

Partly cloudy and warm. Lows around 59. Highs around 82.

Partly cloudy and warm with a 20% chance for showers. Lows around 64. Highs around 82.



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