Update on tonight’s weather

The radar really hasn’t changed that much since this morning. Showers and storms still cover the lower Mississippi River Valley and some of those are quite severe. The good news is that the severe wx threat for our area continues to look low. The main thing we’ll deal with is heavy downpours of rain and gusty winds. Those winds will be gusty even without storms, sometimes hitting 30-35 mph.

We could have a shower pop up this evening, but that would be very isolated. The main weather arrives after midnight. The latest short-term model guidance shows the heaviest rain in here around 3:00 a.m. Again, gusty winds are the main threat.

The main severe wx threat is well to our south and it is a significant threat. Tornadoes, large hail, flooding, and damaging winds are all expected this afternoon and evening across Louisiana, the southern halves of Mississippi and Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. Tornado watches are being issued at this hour for those areas. That is moving east and will NOT move toward us tonight. Thank goodness, right?

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I’ll keep an eye on things and let you know if there’s anything you need to know about.

You all have a great afternoon!

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