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Monday AM Forecast: Strong to severe storms possible this evening

2 weeks 12 hours 22 minutes ago Monday, November 20 2023 Nov 20, 2023 November 20, 2023 6:04 AM November 20, 2023 in Forecast Discussion
Source: The Storm Station

A strong storm system will move through the state later today bringing the chance for severe weather to southern Louisiana for the first time in a while. Make sure to know your severe weather safety plans, turn on weather alerts, and download the Storm Station app to stay up to date on severe weather information. 

Today & Tomorrow: A warm front slides through the state early this morning which will be reflected by temperatures climbing close to 80° this afternoon. Spotty showers will be around during daytime hours however, rain chances during the day remain fairly low. A much different story will playout beginning in the early evening hours. Timing as of now has the best chance to see stronger storms beginning around 5-6pm; which could impact your evening commute home. 

A trailing cold front brings storms to SE Louisiana tonight. This will be the metro area’s best opportunity to see storms, a few of which could be on the strong to severe side. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our Mississippi counties under a Level 3/5 risk for severe weather, where scattered severe storms are possible. We’ll likely see less severe weather to the south. Nevertheless, Baton Rouge is under a Level 2/5 severe risk, where isolated instances of severe weather are possible. Wind seems to be the primary concern, although we can’t rule out isolated tornadoes.

This system also brings an opportunity for some beneficial rain. A quick 1-2” will be possible with the evening and overnight storms. 

The Storm Station will be with you on-air and online from start to finish, sharing the latest information you need to know about this storm system.

Up Next: By Tuesday morning, we will dry out and clouds will stick around for the rest of the day. Thanks to the cold front, we will begin seeing cooler temperatures around the state. The below average temperatures stick around all week with Thanksgiving being the coolest day over the next 7. Your turkey day could also be a bit soggy. We are watching another  disturbance that could bring some rain to southern Louisiana on Thursday.

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The Tropics: A small area of low pressure in the central Caribbean Sea has a slim chance of developing into a tropical system over the next few days. While we will watch it closely, environmental conditions do not favor any major development.

Another area we area watching is a non-tropical area of low pressure that is forecast to develop along a front over the central portion of the Atlantic basin during the next couple of days. This system could separate from the front and gradually acquire some tropical or subtropical characteristics during the latter part of this week while it moves generally eastward across the central subtropical Atlantic

-- Emma Kate Cowan 

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