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Get ready for plenty of storms today and this weekend

Today's Forecast: A weak area of low pressure remains over the Western Gulf of Mexico. It is slowly moving to the NW toward Texas.  Combine that low with an area of high pressure over the Eastern U.S., and we will continue to have plenty of Gulf Moisture streaming over SE Louisiana today through the weekend.  
This will cause scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop today.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times, and it could cause some street flooding.  Due to the rain and cloud cover, we will not be as hot with highs only around 90 today.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with a few showers. Lows will be in the 70s north and 80 south.
Weekend Forecast: As mentioned above, we will continue to see scattered storms all weekend, but it will not be a total washout.  However, if you are headed to any of the college football games, plan on rain for tailgating, but most of it will end by kickoff.  Highs each day will be only around 90, and lows will be in the 70s north and 80 south of the lake.
Football Forecast:  If you are headed to the Mississippi State vs. LSU game on Saturday, plan for scattered storms while tailgating. Temperatures will be in the 80s.  There will still be a chance for rain/storms at the 6 PM kickoff, so you may want to bring your poncho or rain coat with you.  
You can expect much of the same for the Navy vs. Tulane game as well. Plenty of rain/storms for tailgating and then it will taper off by kickoff. Bring your rain gear.  Temperatures will also be in the 80s. 
For an detailed update on the tropics, click here.
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Have a great weekend and try to stay dry! -Dave


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