Most of Easter weekend ended up being fairly pleasant with a sunny start to Sunday morning. The rest of the day was nice with partly cloudy conditions and comfortable temperatures until late afternoon when the skies darkened as an upper level disturbance moved across southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. That disturbance triggered showers and a few heavy down pours especially on the north shore and in the River Parishes with those areas seeing about a half an inch. The New Orleans metro area saw much lower rain totals mostly below a tenth to two tenths of an inch. Most of the coastal areas stayed fairly dry as the energy from the system took longer to influence the marine air. Rain will taper off through the overnight.
Heading into Monday we will see a warm front push north once again triggering isolated showers throughout the area. Otherwise expect partly cloudy conditions and warm temperatures with morning lows in the 60s and afternoon highs bouncing back into the low 80s. The rest of the week will remain mostly dry with rain chances picking up once again late Thursday into Friday. The system approaching next weekend may be strong enough to trigger some heavy thunderstorms. It's still a long way out, but we will keep an eye on its development in the Fox 8 Weather Center.
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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood
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