Area is under a flood watch

Area is under a flood watch

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Christmas couldn't have been better, but now some big changes headed our way.

We're already experiencing the increase in moisture and warmer air from the Gulf. This pattern will continue through the weekend as an upper trough will send a surface low our way tomorrow. What this means is a weakness in the atmosphere and an increase in rain chances.

Rain coverage will be substantial over the region both Saturday and Sunday and for areas that fall under possible training of storms, flooding will be a concern. Overall, 2-4" are possible. On the higher side, and locally we could see 6-8". Again, that would be the extreme amount.

A cold front passes through late Sunday dropping temps and bringing the chill back for the last few days of 2014.

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