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Strong to Possibly Severe Storms Across SE LA Tonight

Cold Front:  A strong cold front is located NW of Louisiana this afternoon and it will be moving into the state throughout the day.  Scattered showers and a few storms will form along and ahead of it in North Louisiana all afternoon.  Across SE LA we will be very unseasonably warm and humid with hear record highs of 82°.  The record is 82° set back in 1971 at New Orleans International Airport and 83° at Audubon Park.

Stormy Evening: The showers and storms will start moving into the Baton Rouge area around 5 PM and into New Orleans by 7 PM.  These storms could be strong to possibly severe as they form ahead of a squall line.  SPC has placed ALL of SE LA in a Slight Risk for severe weather today.  The main threats with the evening storms will be gusty winds, some hail and possibly a tornado.  Temperatures will be in the 70s.

The squall line will push through New Orleans between 10 PM and 2 AM.  These storms could also be strong to severe with damaging winds being the main threat.  Winds could get as high as 60 mph.  Temperatures will fall from the 70s into the 50s behind the front. 

Friday will become a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine as the cold front stalls over the northern Gulf of Mexico.  It will also be MUCH cooler with highs in the mid 60s.  Friday Night will be mostly clear and chilly with lows in the 30s north of the lake and 40s south. 

Weekend Outlook:  Saturday will be a very pleasant day with warmer temperatures.  It will be mostly sunny with highs around 70.  Saturday Night will have a few clouds and some patchy fog.  Lows will be in the 50s north of the lake and near 60 south. 

The cold front will drift northward on Sunday as a weak disturbance moves in from the west.  This will help to set off scattered showers starting in the morning and lasting through the afternoon with mostly cloudy skies.  We will be warmer and more humid with highs around 75.  Sunday Night will have mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible.  Lows will be in the upper 50s north to near 60 south. 

Please keep it tuned to WWL-TV & our social media sites today for possible weather updates.  Also, follow my Facebook & Twitter feeds for updates as well!  Stay safe! -Dave


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