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Zack: Severe weather expected Tuesday afternoon

A squall line will cross the area bringing hazardous conditions
Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 5:10 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tuesday is a day you need to pay attention to the weather, as a line of severe storms crosses the region later this afternoon.

The first half of the day doesn’t look all that bad, but you will notice a storm is brewing. Strong southerly winds are picking up ahead of this storm system, which means wind gusts of 40 mph or higher at times today. There is a chance sprinkles or light showers develop through the morning hours, but the severe risk remains low through at least noon.

After the lunch hour, the squall line will enter our portion of the state, bringing with it severe hazards. That includes the threat of tornadoes, damaging winds and heavy rain/flooding. A Flood Watch has been put up for the North Shore and we all can expect to go under a Tornado Watch later today. The Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight the entire FOX 8 viewing area for an Enhanced to Moderate risk for severe weather today.

Ahead of the storms, make sure you have a severe weather plan. Also make sure you have a way to be alerted, and stay tuned to the latest forecast.

This mess moves out of here by this evening, so the severe risk will not linger into the night. In fact, we have a stretch of some really great weather ahead after this storm system departs. A run of sunny and cool days is on the way through the end of the week and possibly through the upcoming weekend.

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