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Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: Turn around, don't drown!
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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.

Partly Cloudy

83°F

28°C

Humidity 55%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1013.6 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 1 Aug 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Westwego LA

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. East wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 81 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 80 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. East wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Westwego LA
 29.9°N 90.17°W
8:17 am CDT Aug 1, 2015
9am CDT Aug 1, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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