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Flash Flood Watch Extended into Saturday Morning

More heavy downpours could lead to flash flooding Friday

NEW ORLEANS — **A flash flood watch is in effect until noon Saturday for an additional 2-4 inches of rain.**

Another wet morning, but thankfully, the rain ended before noon and the rest of the day has been dry. We'll get another breather before more scattered showers and storms Friday. Rain coverage and intensity should be a bit less, but the entire area is saturated and any downpours could quickly lead to a flooding threat, so the Flash Flood Watch has been extended until Saturday morning. Models are beginning to indicate a greater threat for heavy rain to be focused across the Florida Parishes and into MS. If verified, this would likely be the area for potential flash flooding, as well as add an additional strain on already high rivers. The high rainfall has set most of the Northshore rivers into flood stage. Many won't begin falling until next week. They may need to reassessed after tomorrow's rain. 

After the scattered rain chance Saturday, the rest of the 7 day looks dry! Still some passing showers Saturday after a cold front moves through, but not anticipating much additional accumulation. Sunday is cool and dry with highs in the upper 60s. 40s/50s Monday and Tuesday morning with highs in the low to mid 70s and sunny to partly cloudy skies. Another reinforcing cold front looks to move through next Wednesday.

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Detailed Forecast:

TONIGHT:

Mostly cloudy skies. A quiet evening. Cool, damp. Some patchy fog. Low: S 65, N 58. Winds: NE/E 6-12.

FRIDAY:

60% scattered downpours. Periods of heavy rain. Breezy. High: 73. Winds: E/S 8-15.

SATURDAY:

50% scattered showers. Few passing showers late behind cold front. Falling temps late evening. Breezy. Low: S 66, N 62. High: 75.

SUNDAY:

Sun to partly cloudy. Breezy. Much cooler, less humid. Low: S 57, N 51. High: 68.

MONDAY:

A chilly morning. Sun to partly cloudy. Low: S 55, N 46. High: 71.

TUESDAY:

A chilly morning. Partly cloudy. Pleasant. Low: S 58, N 49. High: 75.

WEDNESDAY:

Few clouds, nice. Becoming breezy late. Low: S 60, N 52. High: 78.

THURSDAY:

A chilly morning. Mostly sunny. Breezy. Mild, pleasant. Low: S 59, N 49. High: 74.

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