New Orleans is under an Enhanced risk for severe weather this evening into tomorrow morning. All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. A High Wind Warning is in effect for winds 30-40 mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph from NOW through 6 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
[5:30 PM UPDATE] A tornado watch is in effect until 1 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
The time for peak impacts is forecasted between roughly 9PM and 1AM tonight. Damaging straight-line winds and potential for isolated tornadoes are our greatest concerns tonight.