03/31 – Brantly’s “Afternoon/Evening Thunderstorms” Wednesday Forecast

The latest Storm Prediction Center outlook has our area at a Slight Risk for most Southeast Louisiana parishes and Mississippi coastal counties. There is a Marginal Risk for all other locations in our viewing area for severe weather today. The main threat for our area will be possible gusty winds, with some being damaging mainly early evening tonight through at least 8 AM Thursday. There is a small chance for hail and tornadoes, although confidence is very low, it still cannot be ruled out. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 5 PM Wednesday through 8 AM Thursday with widespread wind speeds 25 to 35 mph and frequent gust up to 50 mph expected. Once the front moves out of the area, we will dry out fairly quickly and should see quiet and dry conditions through the weekend.

Temperatures will be closer to average this weekend with highs in the in the lower to middle 70s and lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s expected. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued this morning through 10 AM for the entire marine area. A Gale Warning has also been issued for all coastal waters through 10 AM Thursday morning. A cold front with very strong cold air advection will move through this evening bringing some showers and thunderstorms. Winds and seas will be elevated with gale force wind gusts up to 50 mph and wave heights near 3 to 6 feet in the tidal lakes and 6 to 11 feet in the open waters. Winds and seas will finally be able to settle Friday as gale conditions move out of the area.

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