Heavy rain and severe weather possible today

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 6:30 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 6:30 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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Topics: Tornado Watch, Flash Flood Watch, flooding, heavy rain, severe weather, SPC, NWS, Dave Nussbaum, forecast, WBRZ

...Tornado Watch until 11 AM...
...Flash Flood Watch from 7 AM Today through 7 AM Thursday...

We start this Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies and a few showers. Otherwise, it is warm and breezy with temperatures in the 70s.

The slow moving cold front and squall line of thunderstorms will enter into Baton Rouge later this morning. It will creep through the city all day and drop very heavy rain and thunderstorms. We could pick up 2 to 4 inches of rain today with some areas getting even more. The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 7 AM until 7 AM Thursday due to the possible rain totals.

Some of the thunderstorms could become strong to severe. SPC has put Southeast Louisiana in a Slight Risk for severe weather today. The threats would be damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes due to the strong wind shear aloft and the warm and humid day with high temperatures in the lower 70s. SPC has issued a Tornado Watch until 12 PM for much of the WBRZ viewing area.

The heavy rain and storms will continue tonight. Some flash flooding will remain possible. Be sure to watch streams, creeks, drainage ditches and local rivers for rising water. Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

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