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New Orleans is under a severe-weather watch Tuesday that could include hail and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

The threat of severe weather is expected to conclude around midnight, For details, see the warning from the National Weather Service office in New Orleans below:

A few strong to severe storms could develop early this morning with the main threats being hail up to quarter size and strong winds up to 50 mph.

During the late morning and afternoon, there will be an increasing threat of severe thunderstorms. More organized strong to severe storms and a possible squall line can then be expected in the late afternoon and evening hours.

This time period could see damaging wind gusts up to 65 mph, isolated tornadoes and some large hail.

The threat of severe weather will end from west to east as a cold front passes through the area around midnight.

In addition to severe weather, some storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall.

High rainfall rates could lead to ponding of water in low lying and poor drainage areas, including roadways.

  2 Responses to “Severe-weather threat could include hail or tornadoes, officials warn”

  1. severe weather expected today 12/23; not Wednesday 12/24

    • Walt is correct; the original post should have read “Tuesday” and has been corrected. (Guess I just couldn’t wait for Christmas Eve.) Thanks for catching that.

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