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Significant Severe Weather, Dangerous Heat and Extremely Critical Fire Weather Conditions Across the Southern U.S.

Tornadoes (some strong), extreme hail, and widespread wind damage are forecast over parts of the central and southern Plains Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. A Moderate Risk (level 4 of 5) for severe storms has been issued. Strong winds and low relative humidity will contribute to extremely critical fire weather Saturday in the Southwest. Dangerous heat continues in South Texas. Read More >

Severe Weather and Flash Flooding Event of April 10, 2024


A strong upper level disturbance, surface low, and cold front produced a line of severe thunderstorms that pushed across Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi in the morning and early afternoon hours of Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The line of severe thunderstorms produced strong straight line winds, a few tornadoes, and extensive flash flooding in the New Orleans metro area. The strongest tornado was an EF-2 tornado that impacted the city of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish, LA on the morning of the 10th.

13 tornadoes have been confirmed from this event. These tornadoes have been determined to range in strength from EFU to EF2 after NWS storm surveys and high resolution satellite analysis were conducted. 

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