Widespread Heavy Rain & Storms Tuesday

AM Headlines
  • Heavy Rain, Storms develop this afternoon
    • Severe Threat = Level 1
      • Timing = 3pm – 8pm
      • Localized Flooding Main Threat (1-1.5″ possible)
      • Damaging gusts, isolated tornado possible
  • Heating Up Wednesday
  • Another round of scattered storms and severe storms late Wednesday – Thursday AM
    • Severe Threat = Level 1
      • Timing = 10pm Wednesday – 12pm Thursday
      • Damaging Wind Gusts Main Threat
      • Heavy Rain, Isolated Tornado Possible
  • Cooler and drier end to week
Discussion
Heavy Rain, Strong Storms Tuesday
Unsettled pattern setting up after a quiet and pleasant few days of spring weather. Clouds fill in quickly today with temps still reaching the low 70s this afternoon. A cluster of thunderstorms is ongoing across Louisiana this morning. This same system will sprint across the south bringing heavy rain and a few storms to the region tonight. Showers will begin in the mountains after 2-3pm with heavy rain and storms beginning around 4pm and continuing through 8pm. Concerned for localized flooding as we could see 1-1.5″ of rainfall in a very short time this evening. Damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but the greater wind/tornado threat will lie to our south today. Drying out overnight.
Severe Threat Wednesday Night – Thursday AM
Temps will warm to the low 80s Wednesday. Another potent system will bring the threat of severe weather Wednesday night into Thursday morning for the region. We will have to monitor for any isolated severe storms that develop ahead of a cold front Wednesday evening, but the majority of this threat will come early Thursday morning. Timing does help limit the threat somewhat, but with dew points in the mid 60s we will have quite a bit of instability to work with, with damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado will be possible through noon Thursday.
Dry and Cooler Weekend
Dry and cool the rest of the week with a brief shot at snow possible across the mountains  Friday morning. Temps will warm into the low 60s across the rest of the region. Sunny and dry weekend with highs in the upper 50s Saturday. A frost advisory and for some even a freeze warning will be needed Sunday morning as temps fall into the mid 30s. We’ll be warming back into the mid 70s by early next week.