NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After a tranquil start to the day, we ended up rocking and rolling through the afternoon with a storm complex that dumped large hail of golf ball size or greater in some cases on a path from Lutcher in St. James Parish through the New Orleans Metro area.
Heavy rain and high wind gusts also blew through with the storms, and while most of the area stayed tranquil, we did see a few other storms that prompted severe thunderstorm and flood warnings.
Believe it or not, today is the break in this period of active weather this week. A very moist upper level flow out of the southwest is continuing to pump moisture across the area leaving a ton of moisture to work with as several more small disturbances move through.
The flash flood watch in effect since this weekend was extended to Friday as another 1 to 3 inches of rain is likely each day. We will have to stay aware, as there is some opportunity for more rain into late Friday and Saturday. Get the Fox 8 Weather App to keep up with the forecast and the radar.
The City of Kenner released a statement regarding Wednesday outages and damage. It reads, in part:
St. John the Baptist Parish released a statement regarding damage which reads, in part: