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.

Partly Cloudy

88°F

31°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed S 12 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.1 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index97°F (36°C)
Last update 20 Aug 12:53 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
  •  
    Flash Flood Watch until August 20, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Mon

    Flash Flood Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 88. 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: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 78 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 105. West wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. West wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 77 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    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. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 88. 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 78. South wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 105. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. 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. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. 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 90. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NNW Gretna LA
 29.94°N 90.09°W
1:18 pm CDT Aug 20, 2018
1pm CDT Aug 20, 2018-6pm CDT Aug 26, 2018
 
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