St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorm through Tonight

Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorm through Tonight

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A slight risk of severe thunderstorms is expected to move across the area this afternoon and tonight as a cold front moves through the region.  Heavy rainfall with some thunderstorms, damaging winds, frequent lightning, and isolated tornados will be the main threats during the weather event.  Although not expected, large hail cannot be ruled out.  As a safety precaution, residents are asked to use caution when on the roads during heavy rain events.

Another weather system is forecasted to impact the area Wednesday night and Thursday.  Although widespread severe weather is not anticipated, a few storms could become strong.  Further details of this system will be refined through the week.  Residents should monitor local weather stations for further updates. 

Public Works and Utilities crews are on call in the event issues arise with drainage and utility systems.  Residents are asked to call the 9-1-1 Emergency Center to report any issues or concerns during the rain event.  The St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is in contact with the National Weather Service to receive the latest weather updates and forecasts.  Additional advisories will be sent out if necessary.

For the latest weather information tune in to local weather stations.