11:15AM VIDEO FORECAST from Meteorologist Scot Pilie — Locally heavy rain moving across the area. Flash Flood Watch continues. Here’s the details:
Here come the storms into southeast Louisiana! Watch for small hail, gusty winds, & locally heavy rainfall.
UPDATE — The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Slight Risk(Level 2 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms in south Louisiana. Primary risk of heavy rainfall & localized flash flooding. In addition, risk for a few thunderstorms to contain large hail & gusty winds.
Soils are saturated after 2-5+” of rain on Tuesday, and it won’t take much to prompt additional flash flood issues. Flash Flood Watch continues for southeast Louisiana until noon on Thursday, and this watch may get extended.
Primary risk from storms will be damaging wind & hail risk.
Look for rain and storms to move back in by late morning-early afternoon.
1-3″ of rainfall likely, with localized higher amounts possible.
A third wave of strong storms looks to move through earlier on Thursday morning. This wave will likely have less severe weather potential in terms of wind and hail, but will be capable of producing more flash flooding.
Stay aware of weather conditions over the next couple of days. As always stay with WGNO on air and online for the latest, and download our WGNO news app.