Severe Weather Update – May 19

Published 8:44 am Friday, May 19, 2023


WHAT: MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather

WHEN:  Mainly afternoon and evening Saturday

WHERE:  All of SE LA and S MS.


  • Moderate confidence that there will be thunderstorms across the area and that a few of these could become strong or 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


  • Rainfall rates of 2-4″ per hour are possible
  • This rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.