Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW)

Lat: 30.05°NLon: 90.03°WElev: 7ft.

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 18 Aug 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

New Orleans LA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 79 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 79 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 79 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 79 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. East wind around 5 mph.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Point Forecast:
New Orleans LA
 30.08°N 89.93°W
5:19 am CDT Aug 18, 2018
5am CDT Aug 18, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 24, 2018
 
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