NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After spectacular holiday weekend weather it's back to reality and then some for the work week with strong winds and warm, muggy air taking over the region. A wind advisory covers the area through the early evening with Small Craft Advisories off shore as strong southerly winds dominate ahead of a trough pushing into the region.
The Storm Prediction Center did refine the risk map to place most of the south shore in it's lowest severe risk of marginal with the North Shore and areas away from the coast in Mississippi in the slight risk. The enhanced area to our north and west was scaled back as well, but there is still an opportunity for some strong storms to take hold through the evening and overnight. Washington, Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parishes as well as Pearl River County Mississippi are under a tornado watch until 9:00 p.m.
Even once this line of storms pushes east overnight there is another threat of severe weather going into Tuesday as the main trough ushers a cold front through the area. The front will clear us Wednesday allowing for cool and pleasant conditions to return for a couple of days before some over-running moisture makes its way back into the forecast for the weekend.