Severe Weather & Heavy Rainfall Update – 3/17/23

Published 8:45 am Friday, March 17, 2023

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WHAT:  SLIGHT RISK of Severe Weather and MARGINAL RISK of flooding rainfall
WHEN: Now through late afternoon today

WHERE: Severe weather risk mainly along and south of a line from Tylertown to Baton Rouge and heavy rainfall risk for all areas


  • We are confident there will be showers and thunderstorms across these areas. However, there is low confidence with intensity of severe and moderate confidence in heavy rainfall.


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

Damaging Winds:

  • Wind gusts greater than 58 mph will be possible

  • Trees and powerlines could be damaged and lead to isolated/scattered power outages


  • Tornadoes are not the prime concern but one can’t be ruled out