Severe Weather Update – May 11

Published 8:25 am Thursday, May 11, 2023


WHAT: SLIGHT RISK of Heavy Rain and MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather
WHEN:  This afternoon and evening.
WHERE:  All of SE LA and S MS, especially north of I-10 for heavy rainfall.

  • We are confident that there will be thunderstorms across the area and that a few will produce heavy rainfall.  We are less confident in exactly where the greatest threat will be and if any storm will be severe.


The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

Damaging Winds:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible

Large Hail:

  • Large hail up to1 inch in diameter will be possible


  • In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is forecast with locally higher amounts possible.
  • Rainfall rates of 1-3″ per hour are possible
  • This rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.