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

52°F

11°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed S 3 mph
Barometer 30.23 in (1023.0 mb)
Dewpoint 46°F (8°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 17 Jan 6:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NNW Gretna LA

  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 67 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight.  Widespread fog after midnight.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Fog

    Low: 57 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Widespread fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Fog then
    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 71 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 60 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely.  High near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Breezy.
    T-storms then
    Showers
    Likely

    High: 70 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy
    then Sunny

    High: 48 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 37 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Sunny, with a high near 53. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 53 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Widespread fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Widespread fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely. High near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 53. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A chance of sprinkles. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday
Showers likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NNW Gretna LA
 29.94°N 90.06°W
6:18 am CST Jan 17, 2019
7am CST Jan 17, 2019-6pm CST Jan 23, 2019
 
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