NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A tornado watch has been issued for the following parishes until 7 p.m.
- St. John The Baptist, LA
- St. Tammany, LA
- Tangipahoa, LA
- Washington, LA
Also in Mississippi:
- Pearl River County, MS
- Hancock County, MS
The clouds are building in as rain chances are on the rise. During the daylight hours we will see spotty showers with many dry hours. The umbrella is a necessity as rain chances rise each hour. Strong storms are possible during the late evening and overnight hours. The main threat with these storms will be lightning and damaging winds. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
We'll turn much colder behind the front and struggle to get out of the 50s on Wednesday. Lots of sun and chilly conditions continue for Thursday and Friday. Clouds increase on Saturday and the next rain chance will be on Sunday. However, the latest data runs are showing possible drier weather for Sunday. The models have flip flopped. We will have a better indication over the next 24-48 hours. It could be a cold rain with daytime temperatures struggling to reach 50 degrees.
As of now, Lundi Gras looks dry with highs in the upper 50s. For Mardi Gras Day, an arctic front could invade the area. The good news is it looks dry. The bad news is that it will be windy and cold with highs in the 40s to lower 50s.
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