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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE 10 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 29.95 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Overcast
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 74 °
  • Overcast
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • T-Storms

Forecast for New Orleans, Louisiana

Updated: 3:38 am CDT on April 29, 2016

  • Today

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  • Sunday

    Cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

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04/28/2016 1131 am

Lakefront Airport, Orleans Parish.

Marine tstm wind m47.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            41 knot/47 mph wind gust measured at Lakefront Airport
            /knew/.




04/28/2016 1136 am

Lakefront Airport, Orleans Parish.

Marine tstm wind m47.00 mph, reported by ASOS m44.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            38 knot/44 mph wind gust measured at Lakefront Airport
            /knew/.





04/28/2016 1131 am

Lakefront Airport, Orleans Parish.

Marine tstm wind m47.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            41 knot/47 mph wind gust measured at Lakefront Airport
            /knew/.




04/28/2016 1136 am

Lakefront Airport, Orleans Parish.

Marine tstm wind m47.00 mph, reported by ASOS m44.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            38 knot/44 mph wind gust measured at Lakefront Airport
            /knew/.





04/28/2016 1131 am

Lakefront Airport, Orleans Parish.

Marine tstm wind m47.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            41 knot/47 mph wind gust measured at Lakefront Airport
            /knew/.




04/28/2016 1136 am

Lakefront Airport, Orleans Parish.

Marine tstm wind m47.00 mph, reported by ASOS m44.00 mph, reported by ASOS.


            38 knot/44 mph wind gust measured at Lakefront Airport
            /knew/.




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Location: Downtown CBD New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: South at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Marigny, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:36 AM CDT

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SE at 7 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Faubourg St. John, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: City Park, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:52 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: S. Rocheblave near Calhoun, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Freret St above Brottworks, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Touro, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Bywater, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: East Riverside, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Harvey Canal, Harvey, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: 10th Street, Harvey, LA

Updated: 8:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: gentilly terrace 6$, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ESE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend - SnoWizard, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:52 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.8 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Audubon Station, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 13% Wind: SE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeview East, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:40 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ESE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Audubon Park-Patton Street, West Riverside, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Birdie Crossing - Old Metairie, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: East at 4.9 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Lakeview, NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:53 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Oaklawn Drive, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:51 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Old Metairie, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:49 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: WSW at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Old Metairie, Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Elmeer Ave., Metairie, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: West Lakeshore, New Orleans, LA

Updated: 8:54 AM CDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: -23 °F Humidity: - Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service New Orleans la 
339 am CDT Friday Apr 29 2016 


Short term... 


Earlier rains have come to an end and things are fairly benign 
tonight. Today will be rain free and on the warm side as ridging 
over the Mississippi Valley region will be in control. 
Temperatures will likely climb well into the 80s across the area 
today with some area peaking in the upper 80s. The break in the 
rain will be short lived as a cold front moves in from the west. 
Saturday morning and afternoon should be dry with rain working 
into the western parts of the area late in the afternoon and 
evening hours. Rain chances increase significantly on Saturday 
night with some locally heavy rain possible in the northern and 
western parts of the County Warning Area. In addition...cannot rule out a strong 
to severe thunderstorm or two on Saturday. 


Long term... 


Rain will continue to be an issue on Sunday as the front will 
likely stall over the area on Sunday. Widespread showers and 
thunderstorms are expected on Sunday with heavy rainfall again 
being a concern...with the focus shifting to the southern and 
eastern parts of the area. Once again...a strong to severe 
thunderstorm cannot be ruled out but the heavy rainfall threat is 
of more concern at this point than the severe potential. 


Heading into next week...rain chances will continue early in the 
week with the highest chance of rain coming on Tuesday as the axis 
of the trough swings through. By Wednesday...much drier air should 
filter into area behind the front and dry things out. 


&& 


Aviation... 


MVFR to IFR conditions have been rather spotty so far this 
morning...but expect them to become a little more widespread toward 
sunrise. Expect conditions to improve to VFR category from late 
morning into the evening hours. MVFR to IFR ceilings again possible 
after 06z Saturday. Any convection during the forecast period is 
expected to be extremely isolated and not high enough threat to 
mention in forecast. 


&& 


Marine... 


Will raise exercise caution headlines over western open waters for 
today...and may be necessary over most of the open waters later 
tonight into Saturday. The exercise caution headlines may be 
necessary through much of the weekend...at least over the western 
waters. 


&& 


Decision support... 


Dss code....blue. 
Deployed...none. 
Activation...none. 
Activities...minor river flooding. 


Decision support services (dss) code legend 
green = no weather impacts that require action 
blue = long fused watch/warning/advisory in effect or high 
visibility event 
yellow = heightened impacts with short fused watch/warning/advisory 
issuances; radar support 
Orange = high impacts - slight to moderate risk severe; nearby 
tropical events; hazmat or other large episodes 
red = full engagement for moderate risk severe and/or direct 
tropical threats; events of National significance 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
mcb 87 69 85 69 / 10 10 40 70 
btr 86 71 85 70 / 10 20 50 70 
asd 86 71 85 72 / 10 10 20 50 
msy 84 72 84 73 / 10 10 20 50 
gpt 85 72 83 71 / 10 10 10 40 
pql 85 69 84 69 / 10 10 10 30 


&& 


Lix watches/warnings/advisories... 
la...none. 
GM...none. 
MS...none. 
GM...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short/long...98/so 
rest of discussion...35 






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