Severe weather risk Tuesday across southeast Louisiana, south Mississippi

A severe weather risk returns to southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi Tuesday.

A slow-moving cold front will approach the area and bring the threat for locally heavy rain and strong storms.

Thunderstorms could begin to fire up this afternoon across the Northshore and south Mississippi where the highest threat for severe weather exists today. Storms could pack a punch, capable of damaging winds, large hail, or isolated tornadoes.

The rain and storm threat will continue pushing to the Southshore going into the evening and overnight hours.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for areas north of Lake Pontchartrain through late tonight. Areas could see 1-3+” of rainfall during this time.

The front will slowly push to the coast by Wednesday, and then stall, keeping the potential for rain and a few isolated thunderstorms through the day.

Conditions will begin to improve Wednesday night, with lots of sunshine returning through the end of the week.

Stay with your WDSU Weather Team for updates.

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