Drier forecast for the upcoming weekend across southeast Louisiana!


Good evening! Once again, the forecast for today across New Orleans and southeast Louisiana was cooler towards our coast with humidity and a few storms keeping temperatures lower across each side of Lake Pontchartrain! Feels like conditions are now ranging between the upper 70s and 80s.

Rain is associated with a low pressure system the National Hurricane Center has been monitoring out west. This has very low chances for formation because it is already over land across Texas.

Afternoon highs reached the upper 80s or 90s once again today. Overnight, over both Northshore and Southshore locations, expect 70s on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain.

Friday, there’s the chance we see additional widespread rain chances! Scattered activity cannot be ruled out with about a 50% threat of storms. Watch for localized heavy downpours that could lead to street flooding in some areas, much like we were seeing last weekend.

Of course, this is going to mean temperatures rise into mostly upper 80s or low 90s all week, feeling much hotter! Typical forecasts for July!

Elsa is still tropical storm based off of its 50 mile per hour wind speeds. The National Hurricane Center classifies category 1 hurricanes when storms have 74 mile per hour to 95 mile per hour wind speeds.

Elsa continues approaching the Washington, DC area late tonight to move only further north Friday. Over land, the system will remain weak in intensity, eventually becoming a depression. This is moving at 25 miles per hour, picking up considerable speed as it moves up the Atlantic coastline.

Stay tuned as more information in WGNO.com articles plus each newscast will be available the whole day Friday! Catch us live during Good Morning New Orleans!

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