Heavy Rainfall and Severe Thunderstorms Possible Across the Central U.S.; Hurricane Lane Continues Westward Across the Central Pacific

An area of low pressure moving across the Central U.S. will continue to bring heavy rainfall and flash flooding across parts of that region, along with the threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening. Meanwhile, swells from Hurricane Lane are reaching parts of Hawaii today, with some additional impacts possible later this week, depending on the storm's track. Read More >

Current conditions at

New Orleans, New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW)

Lat: 30.05°NLon: 90.03°WElev: 7ft.

Fair

84°F

29°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed S 3 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.0 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index90°F (32°C)
Last update 20 Aug 4:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NNW Gretna LA

Flash Flood Watch until August 20, 07:00pm
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Flash Flood Watch
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    Flash Flood Watch until August 20, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Mon

    Flash Flood Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 86. Southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

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

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 79 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West 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: 90 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. North wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 86. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light northeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NNW Gretna LA
 29.94°N 90.06°W
4:18 pm CDT Aug 20, 2018
5pm CDT Aug 20, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 27, 2018
 
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