After a shortwave trough sent a round of showers and storms into the southern parts of the area this morning, we ended up with a mostly pleasant Saturday. Our Easter forecast won't be as nice, as rain chances increase overnight and are expected to be near 100% for Sunday. Sunrise services, Easter egg hunts, and outdoor brunch plans will need to be rethought as most of the morning will be a washout.
One to three inches of rain are possible on Sunday with the heaviest amounts falling south of Lake Pontchartrain. Some storms could be strong to severe. Frequent lightning, damaging winds, and some large hail are possible. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out and roadways could see street flooding where we see heavy rainfall.
A cold front finally moves through in the late afternoon and clears things out for Sunday night through Tuesday. More rain is likely by the middle to late part of the week.
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