Wednesday Morning: Strong to severe storms will be possible today

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StormTracker Forecast...Numerous showers and storms are likely today. Some storms may be strong to severe. The window of opportunity for these storms to fire up will be during the afternoon and evening, but isolated storms may begin to pop up late this morning. Stay weather aware today and tonight and be sure to have multiple ways to receive warnings!

The SPC has our area under a Slight Risk (threat level 2 out of 5) for severe storms. Damaging wind will be the main threat, but isolated tornadoes will also be possible. Periods of heavy rain may lead to nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.

The severe threat will come to an end once the cold front passes through late tonight. The cold front may not pass our eastern areas along the I-55 and I-10 corridor until after midnight. Temperatures will drop into the 40s and 50s and the rain will continue.

Plan on bouts of heavy rain through Thursday morning. Rain will begin to taper throughout the morning. Rainfall total amounts from Wednesday through Thursday will be between 1 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts. Afternoon temperatures on Thursday will be in the low and mid 50s.

We will be waking up to much cooler weather Friday morning. Thanks to clear skies and drier air, temperatures will drop into the 30s. Plenty of sunshine is in store for us on Friday with highs in the low and mid 60s.

Sunshine is in store for us on Saturday, as well, but there will be a touch more cloud cover as a cold front passes through. A few showers may be possible late in the day, but most stay dry. If you’re headed to the Krewe of Oshun celebration and parade, just pack a poncho! We stay dry on Sunday for the Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade.

An unsettled weather pattern will set up next week and we may get wet weather every day.

You can always view the Interactive Radar here.

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