NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - After a fairly stable day on Friday, Saturday morning is starting out on a wet and stormy note.
An intense complex of storms pushed east from Texas along the coast during the wee hours of the morning with heavy rain and lightning. That complex had moved on past the mouth of the river by 7:00 a.m., but a broader system began moving northeast and inundating the coastal parishes.
This rain will hold on through the morning, eventually spreading to the north shore and Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our flash flood watch remains in effect as we will have the opportunity for another 1-to-3 inches of rain on already saturated ground. Some isolated areas may see a bit more than that.
There is also the potential for some embedded storms to reach severe limits with gusty wind and hail. Temperature rise we hover in the 70s for most of the day, but there is hope. Drier air should begin to push into the area late this afternoon giving us a break in the rain before sunset.
Sunday we will still have a few thunderstorms around, but coverage will be much less and we will finally be able to dry out by the end of the day.