Major Storm Pounding California; Winter Weather Threats Through This Weekend From the Central to Eastern U.S.

The last and strongest in a week-long parade of Pacific storms is pounding California with a variety of hazards, including heavy rainfall, mountain snow and flooding near recent wildfire burn scars. Meanwhile, a weak, progressive system may produce light snow from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region through early Friday. Then a major winter storm will develop for the weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW)

Lat: 30.05°NLon: 90.03°WElev: 7ft.

Overcast

66°F

19°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed S 14 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.4 mb)
Dewpoint 56°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 17 Jan 3:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

New Orleans LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind around 10 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Widespread dense fog, mainly after 5am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Cloudy then
    Dense Fog

    Low: 57 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Widespread dense fog, mainly before 9am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Dense Fog
    then Cloudy

    High: 64 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 67 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    Low: 40 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy then
    Sunny

    High: 48 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 39. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 39 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Sunny, with a high near 56. East wind around 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 56 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Widespread dense fog, mainly after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Friday
Widespread dense fog, mainly before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 39. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 56. East wind around 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
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Point Forecast:
New Orleans LA
 30.08°N 89.93°W
3:20 pm CST Jan 17, 2019
4pm CST Jan 17, 2019-6pm CST Jan 24, 2019
 
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