Another round of severe weather is approaching the state. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the risk of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds will move from the northeastern part of this state this afternoon, down into southeast Louisiana on Thursday.
“There is also the potential for two to three inches of rain, which brings the potential for flash flooding, particularly in our urban areas.”
Keim says we are very likely to see severe weather in all parts of the state. But he says the biggest risk is in the northern parishes of Louisiana for today.
“We can definitely anticipate some hail, I’m sure there’s going to be some tornadoes that are going to touch down. Without a doubt there are going to be some damaging winds.”
Keim says the chance for severe weather persists into Thursday night ending in New Orleans. He says we’re in the time of year when the risk for real severe weather is there because the upper atmosphere is cold as the surface is heating up.
“That leads to great instability, with great instability comes the potential for severe weather like this and hail and tornadoes are certainly common.”