A strong and broad area of low pressure sweeping across the Great Plains and Upper Midwest over the next two days is expected to bring a threat of strong storms and possibly severe weather to Louisiana.

While the heart of the system maybe hundreds of miles to the north, a strong southerly breezing bringing warm moist Gulf of Mexico air will help destabilize the atmosphere over much of the state today. Here's the latest regional radar scan from the National Weather Service. This scan covers the entire Gulf South region of the country.

This abundant moisture, strong  upper level winds, and an approaching cold front are all the ingredients Mother Nature needs to spin up trouble over the next 24- 48 hours. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the southern two-thirds of the state in the marginal to slight risk category for severe storms today.

It appears the greatest threat for severe weather including strong storms and possible tornadoes will be along the I-20 corridor in North Louisiana. The SPC has suggested that there is an enhanced risk of severe weather in that part of the state.

The outlook for Thursday moves that enhanced threat of severe weather slightly to the east. However, much of northeast Louisiana will have to remain cognizant of changing weather conditions as forecasters still suggest residents in that area will have another threat of severe weather to contend with.