Severe weather is possible Wednesday

Published: Apr. 25, 2017 at 9:44 PM CDT
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A disturbance will move eastward out of the Rockies and strengthen during the next couple of days as it heads toward the mid-Mississippi River Valley. The atmosphere over central Louisiana responded to that feature Tuesday as southerly winds increased and clouds rolled in. A cold front behind the disturbance will move through the area Wednesday night. The combination of the feature aloft and the cold front acting on a moist, unstable atmosphere will trigger rain and scattered thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday night. Some storms may become severe.

THREAT LEVEL...Limited. Severe storms will be isolated and limited in scope and intensity; however, watches and warnings may be needed.

THREATS...The main threat is strong wind followed by hail. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Frequent lightning strikes and locally heavy rain up to two inches will also be possible.

TIMING...Mostly between 5:00 PM and midnight.

RESPONSE...Monitor your weather sources. Your First Alert Storm Team will be on duty.