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Reports Of Hail In New Orleans, Flood Watch In Mississippi As Storm Rolls Through Wednesday

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More rain is possible through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

A band of thunderstorms rolled through southeast Louisiana Wednesday afternoon, dropping rain and hail. About 1 inch had fallen in the New Orleans area by about 2:30 p.m., and there were several reports of pea-sized hail, according to the National Weather Service office in Slidell. 

Up to 3 inches of rain are possible for much of southeast Louisiana through Thursday.

A flash flood watch is currently in effect for several coastal Mississippi counties. Two to 4 inches of rain are possible along the Gulf Coast, with rainfall rates capable of producing flash flooding. 

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Several coastal Mississippi counties are under a flash flood watch through Thursday, February 6th.

A full regional forecast, complete with updated watches and warnings is available at the local National Weather Service website

As Coastal Reporter, Travis Lux covers flood protection, coastal restoration, infrastructure, the energy and seafood industries, and the environment. In this role he's reported on everything from pipeline protests in the Atchafalaya swamp, to how shrimpers cope with low prices. He had a big hand in producing the series, New Orleans: Ready Or Not?, which examined how prepared New Orleans is for a future with more extreme weather. In 2017, Travis co-produced two episodes of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 examining New Orleans' historic efforts at flood protection. One episode, NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood in New Orleans History, was recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors and the New Orleans Press Club. His stories often find a wider audience on national programs, too, like NPR's Morning Edition, WBUR's Here and Now, and WHYY's The Pulse.

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