The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for the area:
“Our current significant weather maker is generating rain showers and thunderstorms across the Great Plains. The low pressure system responsible for this will spread thunderstorm activity into the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast over the next few days. Severe thunderstorms are likely to form along the primary cold front moving from the Southern Plains to the Gulf coast through Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center issued an Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms for the Louisiana coast today as well as Slight Risks for the much of the Gulf and Southeast coasts through Thursday. Convective line segments capable of generating damaging winds and brief tornadoes are expected from these storms. This system will also produce an axis of 1-2 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, particularly due to convection, across much of the Mississippi Valley today.“
Strong storms are moving into our area with potential for tornadoes & hail and likely to persist until around 8 p.m.