The US National Weather Service New Orleans Louisiana is forecasting a severe weather threat Thursday afternoon. Any severe storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and hail greater than 1" in diameter. One or two tornadoes cannot be ruled out and 15-20 mph sustained winds with frequent 30-40 mph gusts are expected. These winds could blow around lightweight and loose household items like trashcans. Motorists should also be prepared for sudden gusts that could make driving difficult.
A flash flood watch also remains in effect for areas along and southeast of a line from Baton Rouge to McComb. Widespread heavy rain is not expected, but saturated ground conditions mean even passing t-storms could lead to localized flash flooding threats.