Nicondra began her broadcasting career in 1999 with WAKA, the CBS affiliate, in Montgomery, AL. She spent almost six years in Alabama as weekend, then later, morning meteorologist. She is a proud member of the American Meteorological Society, The National Weather Association and The National Association of Black Journalists.
The upper high moves a bit to the south and east allowing some energy to pick up across the region and bringing a chance for rain into the picture. Rain chances will still be very low most days with only an isolated shower or storm.
Mardi Gras has come and gone, but this is the heart of masking season for one of its most recognizable groups. As Mardi Gras Indians strut this Super Sunday the tribes will have a new place to call home.
An upper low pushing across Mexico will help guide a developing low along the coast overnight and into the day on Wednesday. The National Weather Service is issuing a flash flood watch that includes parish north of Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
A few spotty showers are likely today with many dry hours in between. Tuesday into Wednesday the rain and storm threat increases. A strong area of low pressure moves across Northern Mexico and South Texas.
The tradition is centuries old with many different groups organized into tribes donning elaborately beaded outfits in honor of the Native American tribes that supported and sheltered escaped enslaved peoples.
Like many of us Samantha Bongiovanni likes a little sparkle. She said, "I was always like the person with all the glitter in my friend group." When she learned how damaging most plastic glitter is to the environment it was a challenge.
Temperatures hover in the upper 50s and low 60s. We will not see much change through the overnight. Monday expect a few spotty showers and warmer temperatures. Highs should bounce back into the middle 70s.
Warm and humid air settles in proving fuel for increased rain coverage through most of the week. A warm, moist flow in the upper levels out of the southwest will push several disturbances past the region allowing for rainy periods.
The National Weather Service in Slidell issued severe thunderstorm warnings about 1:15 pm as a storm producing hail moved through the west bank of Jefferson and Orleans parishes across the Mississippi River and into parts of Uptown, the CBD and towards the parish line with St. Bernard.