On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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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

84°F

29°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1017.1 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index93°F (34°C)
Last update 29 Jul 7:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

New Orleans LA

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 107. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 82 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 105. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 82 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 82 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 82 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 107. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 105. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
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Point Forecast:
New Orleans LA
 30.08°N 89.93°W
8:17 am CDT Jul 29, 2015
8am CDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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