Below is an update from NOAA concerning the severe weather threat for Thursday and Thursday night as a cold front approaches from the West.

Good morning Emergency Managers of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi,  


WHEN:  Thursday afternoon and  evening
WHERE:  Slight risk threat is north of a line from Franklinton to Baton Rouge to Lafayette, with a Marginal risk across the remainder of southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana.


  • Moderate confidence in the development of thunderstorms. 
  • Low to moderate confidence that any storms that do develop become severe. 

Possible/Expected Impacts:The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts up to 60 mph which could down trees and power lines and/or cause structural damage
  • Hail 
  • Isolated tornadoes  

In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of 1 to 3 inches will be possible.  Locally heavy rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.
The graphic below highlights the severe weather threat area on Thursday. 

Additional Information and Resources:
NWS New Orleans Website: New Orleans DSS Website: Gauges and Forecasts: New Orleans Facebook: New Orleans Twitter: Weather Reporting:
Next Update and Contact Information:
The next update will be sent Wednesday morning, unless significant changes to the forecast occur.  If you have any questions in the interim or need additional information, please do not hesitate to 
contact us.  We can be reached by phone at 504-522-7330 or 985-649-0429.  Use extension 4 to speak with a forecaster.  Alternatively, you can reach us by email at or through NWSChat.
Regards,Bob WagnerMeteorologist
NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge