NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It was a mostly dry and pleasant start to the morning, but we are seeing more showers popping as we head into the afternoon. A plume of moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico combined with the instability caused by the sea breeze and daytime heating will increase our rain chances as we head into the weekend.
Expect some heavy down pours with lightning and coverage to increase from 30 to 40 percent this afternoon to 60 to 80 percent over the weekend. You will need the rain gear as it doesn't appear we will see many changes until the beginning of next week.
Tropics remain quiet in the Atlantic as the Eastern Pacific sees another named storm. Carlos is spinning off the southwestern Mexican Coast.
Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood
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