NEW ORLEANS — WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford

Some strong thunderstorms formed this Saturday afternoon with heavy rain, lots of lightning and gusty winds up to 30 mph. Downpours dumped 2 inches of rain over downtown New Orleans, briefly prompting some street flooding issues. Most issues should be letting up as of 3 p.m., because the heaviest rain is over. Still, some lighter to moderate showers will be scattered about through evening. Most rain wraps up by about sunset.

TONIGHT: Daytime rain will end as the sun sets but coastal showers and few storms will develop and move in late tonight and early tomorrow morning.  Lows will be in the mid to upper 70.

TOMORROW: Persistent conditions will prevail as more showers and storms develop with some heavy rain and gusty winds possible with stronger storms.  Highs will hover around 90 with hot and humid conditions.

EXTENDED: Monday will see more hot and humid conditions with afternoon showers and storms.  More rain is expected Tuesday as a summer cold front approaches bringing numerous showers and thunderstorms across the region. The front will likely stall across the area maintaining a high chance showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday.  By Thursday, a more typical summer weather regime will take hold with scattered showers and storms with highs around 90. 

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DETAILED FORECAST:

 

SATURDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy. 60% chance for scattered storms. Some heavy downpours. Hot. High: 90, Heat Index: 102. Winds: SE 5-10.

SUNDAY:

60% chance for scattered storms. Some heavy downpours. Hot. Low: 77. High: 90, Heat Index: 100.

MONDAY:

60% chance for scattered storms. Mostly cloudy skies. Some heavy downpours. Hot. Low: 77. High: 90.

TUESDAY:

Cloudy skies and wet! 80% chance for numerous showers and storms. Several heavy downpours. Becoming slightly less humid late. Low: 76. High: 87.

WEDNESDAY:

40% chance for scattered showers and storms. Some downpours. Slightly less humid. Low: 74. High: 89.

THURSDAY:

Partly sunny. 30% chance for scattered showers and storms. Sightly less humid. Low: 73. High: 90.

FRIDAY:

30% chance for scattered showers and storms. Slightly less humid. Low: 73. High: 91.