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Nicondra: Windy with storms on the way

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The winds are whipping across the area making driving on elevated bridges especially the interstates a bit taxing particularly for big trucks and SUV's. Most of the rain is well to our west and slowly creeping east. Parts of Texas and Northwest Louisiana have experienced flash flood emergencies over the last 24 hours and continue to see training thunderstorms. The term training comes from the act of storms moving across the same area one after another like train cars.

All of this is due to a large upper low that we have been forecasting sitting over northern Mexico. The large area of spinning energy is pulling Pacific moisture across Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico into the southeast. The slow moving storm means we will continue to see strong winds for the next couple of days and heavy rains will begin to move in during the day Thursday.

Computer models show anywhere from 3-6 inches of rain falling by Friday with potential for even more as this slow moving low will not clear our area until at least Saturday evening. A few storms may reach severe criteria, but it's the flooding that will be the major problem.

Expect muggy and windy conditions to continue through the afternoon with a few passing showers or storms. A wind advisory is in effect through tomorrow evening.  Very heavy rain increases late tonight into Thursday morning prompting a Flash Flood Watch Thursday morning through Saturday morning.

-Nicondra Norwood

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