NEW ORLEANS — Monday will be a warm, breezy day with high temperatures around 80 degrees. 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form in the afternoon and evening ahead of a line of nighttime storms. A few of the storms could turn strong to severe particularly north of the lake, although isolated severe storms may be able to form south of the lake as well. 

The main severe threats will be damaging wind gusts, large hail and isolated tornadoes. The threat looks highest in the late afternoon and early evening, before the main line of storms rolls in after about 10 p.m.

South of Lake Pontchartrain there is a slight risk of severe weather, 2 on a scale of 5. Some sports north of the lake and towards Baton Rouge and Central Louisiana are under an enhanced risk of severe weather - a 3 on a scale of 5.

The timing of the severe weather could affect those tailgating for the Saints Monday night game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, especially at the end of the  game as the timing as of Sunday night showed a line of strong storms expected between 10 pm and 1 am. 

Severe Weather Possible Monday afternoon and evening.
Payton Malone

Rain totals should be one inch or less. Rain ends Tuesday morning as much colder air settles in. 

A light freeze is expected north of the lake Wednesday and Thursday mornings, while Southshore temperatures will scrape upper 30s. Highs will stay in the 50s.

DETAILED FORECAST:

SUNDAY:

Chilly and foggy morning, then becoming warmer and more humid. Turning breezing late. High: 77. Winds: S 8-15 mph.

MONDAY:

Warm, humid, stormy late. 80% chance for showers and storms especially late overnight. Strong to severe storms possible. Breezy. Low: S 64, N 59. High: 81. Winds: S 10-18 mph.

TUESDAY:

20% morning rain chance, then rain ends. Much colder, breezy, clearing skies. Low: S 48, N 44. High: 55. Winds: N 10-18 mph.

WEDNESDAY:

A cold morning, light freeze North, West. Breezy early, then winds diminish. Sunny skies! Low: S 38, N 31. High: 54.

THURSDAY:

Morning light freeze North, West. Mostly sunny. Chilly. Low: S 38, N 30. High: 58.

FRIDAY:

A chilly morning. Increasing clouds. 20% chance for showers. Turning a little warmer, a bit more humid. Low: S 46, N 40. High: 66.

SATURDAY:

A chilly morning, 20% chance for showers. Cooler afternoon, breezy, becoming mostly clear. Low: S 47, N 42. High: 58.

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