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Rain returns Wednesday

Scattered storms will be around Wednesday and Thursday as we warm into the 80s. The weekend looks drier but still warm.

NEW ORLEANS — After a stretch of glorious fall weather, we return to humidity and scattered rain on Wednesday. 

Watch for some showers and a few thunderstorms especially in the afternoon and early evening. Most rain tapers off around sunset, but a few more showers are possible overnight into Thursday morning, too. 

A stray thunderstorm may be able to turn strong, but most of the storms will be non-severe. Rain totals should be up to an inch or so, although a few downpours are possible.

Thursday brings a few more showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon, while only a few isolated showers could form on Friday. 

A front will approach our area on Friday, but it now looks like we'll get little if any break in temperatures. 

We will, however, turn drier for the weekend. Only a stray shower looks possible Saturday and Sunday. Both days start in the 60s with highs in the 80s.

Eye on the Tropics

No tropical development is expected for the next five days or longer.

As models indicate a series of strong cold fronts getting us closer to the end of October, I believe we are looking at our tropical season coming to an end. Of course there's always that one quick spin-up that models don't necessarily see...but with the upper pattern setting up into late October, it'll become increasingly difficult for anything to really head our way. 

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Detailed Forecast

WEDNESDAY:

Partly sunny. Little warmer, more humid. 60% spotty showers and storms. Low: S 71, N 65. High: 82.

THURSDAY:

Partly sunny. Warm, humid. 40% spotty showers. Low: S 72, N 66. High: 84.

FRIDAY:

Mild, humid. 20% spotty showers. Low: S 69, N 66. High: 84.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy, warm. Low S: 68, N: 66. High: 83.

SUNDAY:

Mostly cloudy, warm. Low S: 69, N: 67. High: 84.

MONDAY:

Partly cloudy, warm, 20% chance stray showers. Low S: 70, N: 68. High: 85.

TUESDAY:

Partly cloudy, warm, 20% chance stray showers. Low S: 71, N: 68. High: 85.

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