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Rain for the Northwest

An unseasonably cool weather pattern is predicted for the remainder of the work week for portions of the Northwest. This will bring welcomed rain showers to portions of this region of the country as crews continue to fight large wildfires.
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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.

Overcast

78°F

26°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed NE 3 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.6 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 3 Sep 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

New Orleans LA

  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 79 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
New Orleans LA
 30.08°N 89.93°W
7:17 am CDT Sep 3, 2015
7am CDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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