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Slight risk of severe weather on Monday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center expects a slight risk of severe weather on Monday. The area of greatest concern extends from western Maine to eastern Ohio. The main threats with these storms will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport (KMSY)

Lat: 29.99°NLon: 90.25°WElev: 3ft.

A Few Clouds

78°F

26°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed W 6 mph
Barometer 29.87 in (1011.6 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 3 Aug 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

New Orleans LA

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 82. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 82 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 105. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 80 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 82 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 82 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 82. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 105. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
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Point Forecast:
New Orleans LA
 30.08°N 89.93°W
5:17 am CDT Aug 3, 2015
5am CDT Aug 3, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 9, 2015
 
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