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NOAA: Parts of New Orleans area still under flood threat

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Off and on rain and storms continued Saturday afternoon with street flooding still a possibility. The threat for tornadoes and damaging winds have decreased and the threat has moved east.

As of Saturday evening, the NOAA said that parts of the New Orleans Metro Area remain under the threat for flash flooding. The area also includes parts of Mississippi and Alabama and the western tip of the Florida Pan Handle. 

The storms will clear the area later this evening, but until then, FOX 8 will continue to monitor.

The weekend severe weather events are becoming a regular for Southeast Louisiana after for a second weekend in a row we started things off on a stormy note. Most locations experienced heavy rainfall this go around with between 3-6” of rain falling area wide.

Now as we put all of that behind us we are in store for rapid changes in the weather department, cold changes at that. Saturday night a strong front will blow through the region leading to gusty northwesterly winds and a rapid drying trend. Skies will clear by morning with low temps falling into the 40s for nearly all locations except those around the warmer bodies of water.

For your Sunday, the sunny skies will return but for many, the jackets will be needed all day long. Even with an abundance of sunshine, our highs will only manage the lower 60s and when you factor in the northerly breeze, it will likely feel like the 50s throughout the day. That April sun will feel nice though.

As we move into the new work week, Monday morning will be quite chilly. We will start the day in the upper 30s on the North Shore with mid 40s south of the lake. The warming trend will begin as soon as Monday afternoon with highs recovering nicely to around 70.

The next week will be filled with lots of sunshine to go along with chilly nights and sunny, mild days. Slowly we moderate our temperatures with the 80s returning by midweek but we are expecting a dry stretch of weather to come.

For updates on the go, download the FOX 8 Weather App or call our Delta World Tire Weather Phone at 504-500-2888.

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