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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.

Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Current conditions at

New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport (KMSY)

Lat: 29.99°NLon: 90.25°WElev: 3ft.

Partly Cloudy

86°F

30°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1018.6 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
Last update 29 Aug 10:53 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds to 10 mph.
Sunday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds to 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds to 10 mph shifting to the west after midnight.
Monday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Wednesday Night Through Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs around 90.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.



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