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Severe Weather Briefing Update

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.


6:06 p.m.

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.

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