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Storms return Monday; low chance of tropical development near the Gulf Coast

Heavy rain could lead to areas of localized flooding through Tuesday. It turns drier and hotter later this week as high pressure returns.

Heavy storms Sunday afternoon caused street flooding in several parts of our area including Destrehan, Gretna and Slidell. Most of the rain will taper off this evening by about 8 PM.

A rainy pattern stays in place Monday as a weak low pressure area and surface trough hover near us. Plentiful moisture in our atmosphere means rain could once again be heavy in spots, so we'll have to watch for some street flooding under the heaviest storms.

On Monday, be ready for showers and thunderstorms especially during the afternoon and early evening. Most of the rain should taper off in the evening as daytime heating subsides. 

An area of low pressure near the Gulf Coast will have a low chance of tropical development early this week. It won't have much time over water before it gets drawn inland to the east/northeast, so we're not expecting a lot of strengthening. It will also move to the east away from Louisiana. Aside from aiding in rain formation over the next couple of days, no big effects are expected for the NOLA area.

Scattered storms will likely continue Tuesday, although there may not be quite as much rain as over the weekend.

High pressure surges in by Wednesday and Thursday which should return us to drier and hotter weather.

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Detailed Forecast:

SUNDAY:

70% numerous showers and storms. Some heavy downpours. Localized flooding possible. Low: S 78, N 74. High: 89.

MONDAY:

70% numerous showers and storms. Some heavy downpours. Localized flooding possible. Low: S 77, N 74. High: 89.

TUESDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 60% scattered showers and storms. Few downpours. Low: S 77, N 74. High: 90.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly sunny. 30% spotty showers and storms. Hot and humid. Heat index: 100-105°. Low: S 79, N 75. High: 92.

THURSDAY:

Sun to partly cloudy. 20% isolated shower. Hot and humid. Heat index: 103-107°. Low: S 80, N 76. High: 92.

FRIDAY:

Sun to partly cloudy. 20% isolated shower. Hot and humid. Heat index: 103-107°. Low: S 80, N 76. High: 94.

SATURDAY:

Sun to partly cloudy. 10% isolated shower. Hot and humid. Heat index: 103-107°. Low: S 80, N 76. High: 95.

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