Severe Weather and Heavy Rainfall Update – January 31, 2023

Published 9:06 am Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Changes from previous update:

  • There is now a marginal risk of severe weather in addition to the slight risk of excessive rainfall.


WHAT:  MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather and SLIGHT RISK of Heavy Rainfall.

WHEN: Mainly the afternoon into the late evening hours

WHERE: All of the area is in a highlighted risk area, but areas north of I-10/12 have the greater risk of heavy rainfall while areas south of I-10/12 have the better chance at seeing severe weather.


Low confidence with timing and strength of system at the moment as this is several days away.


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

Damaging Winds:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible


  • Isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out


  • In addition to the severe weather threat, high rainfall rates could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.
  • Additional rises on some river areas will be possible