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Record Highs Today, But Severe Storms Are Possible On Thursday

We will have another warm day with some record highs possible!  High pressure located southeast of us over the Eastern Gulf will keep us partly cloudy, warm and humid today.  Highs will be in the mid 80s.  The record high for today is 83° set back in 2012, and we could easily tie or break that. 

Tonight will be mostly quiet with mostly cloudy skies as a weakening broken line of storms moves toward Louisiana.  Some of these storms could be strong toward the Baton Rouge area around daybreak.  Lows will be around 70.  

The squall line of storms will move through during the morning and into the afternoon on Thursday.  Right now, the line will be in the Hammond Area between 9-10 AM, Covington Area between 10-11 AM, New Orleans between 11 AM-12 PM, and it clears the coast around 3 PM.  This line of storms will likely be severe with damaging winds and large hail along with a few tornadoes.  SPC has put all of SE Louisiana and Southern Mississippi in a Slight Risk.  The latest forecast models are showing that some of the strongest storms could be farther to the south along the LA Coast verses over New Orleans.  That means we could see have some rough weather, but the storms may not be as strong over the city.  This is something I will have to wait until tomorrow to see if it pans out. Stay tuned for that.  Depending on that situation, our severe weather outlook could be upgraded to an Enhanced Risk.  Regardless, you should prepare for some severe weather on Thursday and stay weather aware all day! High temperatures will only be in the upper 70s.

Any rain will end by 10 PM.  Then we will become partly cloudy and breezy overnight with much cooler low temperatures in the 50s north and 60s south.

High pressure will build over us on Friday through the weekend.  Friday will be mostly sunny, less humid, but still warm with highs in the lower 80s.  

The weekend will be partly cloudy and warm with highs in the lower to mid 80s.  There will be a slight chance for rain on Sunday ahead of our next cold front which arrives on Monday.

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