You will need your umbrella again today as you head to the polls to vote on this ElectionDay. A trough of low pressure and a disturbance are located from Louisiana south into the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, there is an upper-level low over the Plains States. These features will continue to set off scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms over the New Orleans area today. Some of the rain will be heavy again, and we will see more street flooding issues. High temperatures will only be in the lower 70s.
The rain will taper off to just a few showers with mostly cloudy skies tonight. Lows will be in the 60s on both sides of the lake.
A cold front will move through on Wednesday, and this will clear out the rain. We will still be cloudy with highs in the lower 70s. Wednesday Night will become mostly clear with lows in the 50s north and 60s south of the lake.
A weak area of high pressure will build over the Deep South on Thursday and it will stay over us into the weekend. Each day will be mostly sunny and mild with highs in the lower 70s. Lows will be in the 40s/50s north and 50s south of the lake.
The weekend looks to start out dry, but we could see a shower or two on Sunday. Highs will be in the 70s. Lows will be in the 40s north and 50s south.
Make sure you get out to exercise your right to vote today! Stay dry! -Dave