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Scattered Showers Thursday; Drier Friday, Saturday

An upper high will lead to a few drier days as we approach the weekend

NEW ORLEANS — Yikes! Another day of heavy rain over the metro area with numerous reported streets flooded. Thankfully, this didn't last but a few hours and rainfall dissipated. This focus on the Southshore was due to the fact that the weak stationary front was draped across the city and this was the focus for storms. Since this afternoon, the front has lifted to the Northshore and we'll likely more storms there for the rest of the afternoon and evening. As the front lifts farther north Thursday, expect showers more scattered in nature and a few storms tomorrow. As a ridge of high pressure builds in from Texas, we will dry out...as well as head up a but more...for Friday and Saturday. A tropical wave will move across the northern Gulf coast by Sunday, helping to trigger some scattered showers Sunday and with more moisture, greater rain coverage Monday and Tuesday. We look to stay in a wetter pattern into next week.

Eye on the Tropics:

A wave east of the Windward Islands has even less of a chance for development as it encounters strong wind shear and the NHC has lowered it to 10%. A wave coming off of Africa is highlighted as a 20% chance in the next 3 to 5 days, but I don't focus on thunderstorms that far in the Atlantic...or not yet in the Atlantic!

Detailed Forecast:


Most rain ending. Mostly cloudy skies. Warm and humid. Low: S 79, N 75. Winds: S 5-10.


40-50% scattered showers, few downpours. Hot, humid. High: 90. Winds: S 5-10.


Partly cloudy. 30% stray shower. Hot, humid. Low: S 80, N 76. High: 92.


Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Hot, humid. Stray shower. Low: S 80, N 76. High: 93.


Mostly cloudy. 40% scattered showers. Hot, humid. Low: S 80, N 75. High: 91.


60% scattered showers and storms. Humid. Low: S 80, N 75. High: 91.


50% scattered showers and storms. Hot, humid. Low: S 79, N 75. High: 91.


Partly sunny. 30% spotty showers and storms. Hot, humid. Low: S 80, N 76. High: 92.

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