Rain and some storms expected Thursday

Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford has the forecast at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Alexandra Cranford - WWL-TV Meteorologist

Storms are rolling in this Thursday morning from the west. Thankfully, the severe threat is quite low now, but you could still get some heavy rain. Be extra careful on your early commute in case you run into the downpours, especially north of the lake.

It had been looking like rain would arrive in New Orleans in the 7 o' clock hour, but the line has really weakened... there may turn out to be just a little shower activity in the metro area for the early commute.

The rain chance will linger into this afternoon, especially along the coast as another batch of storms moves east. Most of the action will slack off by about 5 p.m. as the low pressure system moves east of us and a cold front approaches.

Slightly cooler temperatures will greet us Friday morning, then we'll stay mostly clear and warm for the afternoon.

Saturday looks warm and quiet. Another system will approach on Sunday. Right now it looks like most of the storms will arrive Sunday evening/night into early Monday morning.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with an 80% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some could be heavy. Highs around 79. Wind S 12-20 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY MORNING:
Rain ending early, then clearing and slightly cooler with patchy dense fog. Lows north of the lake around 57 and south of the lake around 63. Wind W 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY:
Mostly clear and warm. Highs around 82. Wind SE 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY:
Patchy morning fog, then clouds & sunshine and warm. Lows north of the lake around 58 and south of the lake around 65. Near record highs around 84. Wind SE 8-15 mph.

SUNDAY:
Patchy morning fog, then mostly cloudy and warm with a 50% chance for scattered showers or thunderstorms. Some downpours possible. Lows around 69. Highs around 81.

MONDAY:
A 60% chance for morning showers or thunderstorms, then turning partly cloudy and windy. Lows around 68. Highs around 80.

TUESDAY:
Mostly clear and warm. Lows north of the lake around 58 and south of the lake around 64. Near record highs around 83.

WEDNESDAY:
Patchy morning fog, then clouds & sunshine and warm with a 30% chance for spotty showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 68. Near record highs around 84.

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