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Scattered rain keeps temperatures from soaring

There could be a little less rain starting Sunday, but we'll still expect a few daily storms around.

NEW ORLEANS — We have a weekend with scattered downpours, although there may be a little less rain around on Sunday compared to the past few days. The clouds and rain will keep temperatures in the lower 90s Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will drop quickly under any rain. Most rain will wrap up in the evening. 

For Independence Day, expect a few scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Rain should end before fireworks displays in the late evening. 

Tuesday and Wednesday bring more of the same - near-average heat for July (highs around 91 degrees) plus a few afternoon storms. 

A ridge of high pressure will build near us again, but there will likely be enough moisture for at least a few storms to form in the afternoons through next weekend. There are no tropical threats at this time.

Eye on the Tropics:

Colin is a disorganized tropical depression along the North Carolina coast, and it will soon lose even its status as a depression. It was named a tropical storm early Saturday morning near the South Carolina coast, but it never got very strong or organized. It is expected to bring rain to the coasts of the Carolinas through Sunday before moving into the Atlantic late in the day as just a trough of low pressure.

Tropical Storm Bonnie has crossed into the eastern Pacific where it may become a hurricane by Tuesday.

A  weak tropical wave over the Windward Islands looks like it won't do much in the next several days as it moves through the Caribbean.

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Detailed Forecast:

SUNDAY:

Partly sunny. 50% scattered showers and storms. Few heavy downpours. Low: S 78, N 75. High: 91.

FOURTH OF JULY:

Partly cloudy. 40% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Low: S 78, N 76. High: 91. 

TUESDAY:

Partly cloudy. 40% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Low: S 79, N 76. High: 91.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly cloudy. 40% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Low: S 79, N 76. High: 92.

THURSDAY:

Partly cloudy. 30% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Low: S 79, N 76. High: 93.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy. 30% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Low: S 79, N 76. High: 93.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy. 50% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Low: S 79, N 76. High: 91.

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