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

Jim Hanzo
April 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm
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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: 

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

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

THURSDAY:
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  

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