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Few Strong Storms Today, Turning Much Cooler On Thursday

There is a threat for strong to severe storms across all of Southeast Louisiana through Noon today.  The environment is very unstable and this means showers and storms will develop as a cold front moves through this afternoon. Some of these storms could be severe with damaging winds, a few tornadoes and large hail.  Fortunately, the risk is low across SE LA. SPC has us in a Marginal Risk or level 1 risk.  That does not mean put your guard down, but I'm not expecting many, if any storms.  Stay weather aware. 

Our main weather issue today will be gusty winds as the cold front moves through.  Drier air will follow behind the cold front and the winds will be out of the NW at 15-25 mph with higher gusts.  The NWS has issued a Wind Advisory until 7 AM Thursday for the Southshore.  Watch for restrictions on the Cause for your commute home! 

The worst of the severe weather is expected across much of Alabama and Georgia where a tornado outbreak is possible!  SPC has parts of those areas in a Moderate Risk or level 4. We will likely be the launching ground for the storms (meaning they form here and then move NE into MS, AL and GA).  If you are traveling to MS, AL or GA today please be aware of the weather today!!

Then a cold front will move across the region around midday, and that will put an end to any threat for severe weather.  It also means the rain/storms will come to an end.  We will be breezy and gradually become clear this afternoon once the front passes through.  It will still be an unseasonably warm day with highs in the lower 80s

Tonight will be clear and MUCH COOLER with lows in the 50s on both sides of the lake.  

High pressure will build over us on Thursday through the weekend.  Thursday and Friday will be sunny and mild with highs only in the lower 70s.  Lows will be chilly north in the 40s, and cool south in the 50s each night.

Looking ahead to the weekend, we will have some beautiful and comfortable weather.  Saturday and Sunday will both have plenty of sunshine with highs warming into the mid to upper 70s.  Lows will be in the 40s north and 50s south.  This will be perfect weather for French Quarter Fest and the Strawberry Festival!!  Get out and enjoy the great weather!!

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