Cold front brings in the chance of severe weather across the state
Posted on 3/24/2017 2:05:00 AM.

A cold front approaches Louisiana bringing the possibility for severe weather today and tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says most of the state is under the threat of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds.

“This storm is really not expected to be a gully washer but there is potential for up to two to three inches of rain on Friday and Saturday combined, especially up across the northern parishes of Louisiana, those numbers do taper off as you move your way south.”

Keim says the storm will start in the Shreveport and Monroe areas on Friday and will shift towards southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.

“But really both days, the entire state is going to be at some risk of some severe weather. Really the entire state needs to be on their A game for both days and keep a close watch on it.”

Keim says the front is relatively slow moving but it won’t bring much cold air with it.

“We’re going to remain pretty much in the warm sector, the warm part of this particular storm system. No significant cold air is coming in behind it so don’t expect anything like that.”

Barry Keim, cold front, severe weather

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