There is a marginal risk of severe weather and a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain in Tangipahoa Parish and nearby areas starting tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

The risk for severe weather will primarily be tonight through Thursday morning and affect sections of southeast Louisiana and areas around Baton Rouge, while the wintry mix could start Thursday night and last through Friday morning and could mainly affect areas along and north of the Interstate 12 corridor, an update from NWS said.

The weather service has moderate confidence in the development of severe storms and the potential for wintry mix, but there is uncertainty in the timing and extent of area covered.

NWS warned that the main threats associated with the storms could be localized, strong, possibly damaging winds and that an isolated tornado isn't out of the question.

The wintry mix could lead to icing of some roads, especially elevated roadways and structures.

NWS said the amount of wintry precipitation and extent of icing will be calculated as the weather event approaches.

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