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Franklin: A threat of severe weather Monday afternoon

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

We have seen 13 days of dry weather across the region, but that looks to come to an end Monday.

A cold front is currently producing severe storms in TX and north LA as it moves south. The main energy will remain north, but the front will sink south into our area.

Scattered showers and storms could develop around lunch time. The heaviest potential looks to be around late afternoon and into the early evening.

The Storm Prediction Center places us under a “marginal risk” for severe weather, and a “slight” risk for parts of the Florida Parishes and Baton Rouge.

A marginal risk is the lowest category for severe weather, but we may see one or two storms with heavy rain and gusty winds.

Much of the focus will likely be north of the lake Monday.

The Northshore and River parishes are again under a marginal risk Tuesday. The front, unfortunately, will not push through, but weaken over the region.

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