Update: 6:55 p.m.
The storm should be past Central to the east by 6 a.m. The worst will occur north of Central. Heavy wind and rains are expected along with possible hail.
North of I 10 will receive heavier rainfall. Rain in the Central area is expected to be 2-4 inches.
Mayor Shelton and IBTS Director David Ratcliff sat in on GOHSEP conference call. MOHSEP will update Mayor Shelton as necessary.
Severe Weather Briefing - Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:00PM
Please see below main points from the National Weather Service Conference:
According to the NWS, this a 'potent weather situation' developing over the next 24 hours. It is mainly concentrated in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
All modes of severe weather remain possible such as:
- damaging winds
- tornadoes - could have strong and long track tornadoes
- hail - could see gold ball size
- overnight heavy rainfall potential
Any storms developing could become severe.
Storms ahead of the current Texas clusters have potential of producing tornadoes.
EBRP is under the following risk now until 7:00AM Monday:
- an enhanced risk of severe weather - most northern EBRP is under a high risk
- a high risk for tornadoes
- a high risk for damaging winds
- slight and moderate excessive rainfall / flash flood potential
- Rainfall - remains generally 3-6" (6-7" possible for localized small areas)
- EBRP will likely see river flooding Monday into Tuesday and Wednesday
- Heavy rainfall should be out of the area by Monday morning commute, but showers are still possible
- NWS will update slides around 4:00PM - 5:00PM this afternoon
- This is a developing weather system and will likely change throughout the afternoon and overnight areas
MOHSEP will continue to monitor all aspects of the forecasts.