NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The flash flood watch will remain in effect into at least Wednesday. The threat for flooding rains will continue overnight Tuesday and into the beginning of the day on Wednesday. The areas at highest risk are the parishes south of Lake Pontchartrain including the New Orleans metropolitan area. Southeast St. Tammany Parish in and around Slidell as well as the Gulf Coast needs to pay attention as well. The threat is reduced for areas to the north.
There are signs that the rains could break up by Wednesday afternoon and not be as widespread. A strong cold front arrives on Thursday. Ahead of the front it will be very windy with a chance for a few storms by afternoon. Some of these could be severe. It finally settles down and dries out on Friday.
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