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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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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.

Mostly Cloudy

81°F

27°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed NE 3 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 4 Aug 5:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

New Orleans LA

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 105. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 81 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 80 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 81.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 81 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 82 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 105. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Monday
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
6:17 am CDT Aug 4, 2015
6am CDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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