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Expect heat and storms headed into the weekend

The sun rises over Lake Pontchartrain after a day of severe weather, including a tornado. (Source: Adam Hall | Twitter) The sun rises over Lake Pontchartrain after a day of severe weather, including a tornado. (Source: Adam Hall | Twitter)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

We will continue to see plenty of August heat over the next few days. There will be storms from time to time. They will be difficult to time. Most will be in the afternoon and evening but a few overnight or morning storms can't be ruled out. Rain chances will generally be around 50% through Saturday.

It will turn a bit stormier on Sunday and Monday with rain chances increasing to around 60%

Heavy rain is possible next week as an area of low pressure forms near Florida. This type of pattern will have to be monitored for tropical development.

Regardless it appears the potential for heavy rain will increase by next Wednesday and Thursday. The timing and location of the developing low makes this part of the forecast highly uncertain.

Tropical Storm Earl continues on its westward track toward Mexico and will skirt the coast of the Bay of Campeche today and tonight before entering the southeastern mainland of Mexico on Saturday.

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