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SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL TODAY
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Jan 10, 2013, 09:07

The National Weather Service in Slidell is advising that Hancock County is under a Tornado Watch until 2 p.m. today. A line of strong thunderstorms is finally moving eastward across the Atchafalaya basin. It should reach the Baton Rouge area within the next hour or so. There are stronger cells embedded along this line that have been showing signs of rotation at times. The main severe threats with this activity will be tornadoes, damaging winds and frequent lightning. In addition...heavy rainfall with FLASH FLOODING can be expected as the bulk of rain moves through. Expect intense rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. This activity will move into the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf coast areas later this morning and early afternoon. The same threats apply to those areas and its possible for a new tornado watch to be issued.

TODAY
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR
100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT
CLOUDY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...TAPERING
OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT
CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. AREAS
OF FOG. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY
AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT
CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
AREAS OF FOG. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.













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