NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After a very hectic morning and early afternoon things settled down quite a bit for the rest of the day. Most parishes were dropped from the severe thunderstorm watch early as storms pushed east. The remainder of the watch expired 6:00 pm. Several locations saw storms that prompted warnings and Mandeville in particular showed some damage with downed trees and hail. Storms also forced revelers at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to take cover mid-afternoon.
The rest of Saturday evening is not looking too bad with rain retreating and temperatures falling through the 70's. Leftover moisture from today's showers could fuel some radiational fog as we head towards morning. Sunday's coverage will be much, much less, but we will still have to watch out for any storms that do manage to develop.
The Storm Prediction Center places all of the Gulf Coast within a marginal risk for severe weather because strong winds in the upper airflow will once again pass overhead. Combined with a warmer afternoon it's not out of the question we see a storm or two that reaches severe criteria. With big events around the region make sure to keep up with radar with our Fox 8 Weather App. Stay safe!
- Nicondra Norwood
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