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Northern Louisiana Under Risk Of Severe Weather

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The northern half of the state is under a slight to enhanced risk of severe weather today and the risk for severe storms shifts to southeast Louisiana for tomorrow. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s a good chance we’ll see a few tornado warnings today.


Keim says, "It's a pretty strong funnel system. There's a lot of instability and a lot of convective activity."


Keim says a strong cold front that will once again bring us chilly air for the weekend will begin firing off storms this weekend.


According to Keim, "The strong winds, the tornadic activity, and hail all go hand in hand. That risk is definitely there."


Keim says this powerful system is capable of producing large hail, strong winds and twisters. He says flash flooding is also a concern.


Keim expresses, "Rain potential is anywhere from about one to five inches. We could very well have widespread with three to five inch totals and isolated areas with even larger rainfall amounts."