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Radar Is Quiet Now, But Rain And Storms Return Later Tonight

Short Term Forecast:  As many of you recovered from Mardi Gras you saw that most of the day was dry.  Unfortunately, more rain is on the way.  Another disturbance (upper-level low) is moving out of Texas and across Louisiana.

This system will set off a 60% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms across Southeast Louisiana tonight.  I'm not expecting any severe weather, but a few storms could produce some frequent lightning strikes with heavy rain.  It will stay cool overnight with lows near 50.

The showers will continue through the morning hours before they taper off into the lunch hour.  Then we could see another round of rain as the upper-level low passes by the city.  Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Some showers will lingering Thursday Night, but they will be coming to an end overnight.  Then it will be mostly clear and cooler with lows in the lower to mid 40s.

The sunshine returns on Friday along with some slightly warmer temperatures.  You can expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 60s.  A few clouds with patchy fog are on tap for Friday Night with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Weekend Forecast:  The weekend is forecast to be warmer and mainly dry as an area of high pressure builds over Louisiana.  There is a 20% chance for some isolated showers on Sunday as another weather system moves across the state.  Lows will be in the 50s and highs will be in the 70s all weekend.  Overall, the weekend will not be too bad.

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for additional weather updates each day!  Have a good night!  -Dave


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