There is a risk of severe weather from southeast Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley and the central Gulf Coast States.
Showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected and there is a risk of severe thunderstorms today and tonight.
Tornadoes are also a possibility. The greatest tornado risk will be in the late afternoon through mid-evening, both ahead of the cold front across southeastern Texas and western Louisiana, and near a northward-moving Gulf warm front from central Louisiana into southwestern Mississippi.
By the overnight hours, the risk will shift to Alabama and western portions of the Florida Panhandle. In these areas, there could be gusty winds.
Cities in the enhanced risk area include New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Metairie, Lafayette, and Beaumont.