The concern for severe / bad weather began early this morning with the issuing of a updated Tornado Watch area that included nearly all the counties along the Mississippi River and parishes of Louisiana until 12 noon. This means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form; warnings mean tornadoes are active and moving on the ground or on radar. Highs today expected to climb to the mid 70s; stormy weather expected all day. Winds will be from the southeast 10-20 mph.
Tonight we expect the concern for flooding to be the main focus after an day of volatile storms. Heavy showers are expected and early estimates show a range of rainfall between 1"-3" of rain causing flash flood warnings to be likely throughout the state during the overnight period. Lows will be in the mid 50s; and our chances of rain between 80%-100% after the sun goes down.
Tomorrow morning (particularly early pre-dawn hours) more storms and heavy rain is expected and likely. This will particularly be in effect for the eastern portions of our viewing area. Highs will be in the lower 70s and most of the rain should clear out of our area by mid morning.