Severe weather threat over for the night

Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 8:04 pm

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A Tornado Watch for much of south Louisiana and the entire metro New Orleans area has been cancelled..

A line of showers and thunderstorms passed through the area by about 5:30 this afternoon, and the severe weather threat is expected to taper off through the evening. 

"We're not entirely finished with the risk," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alaxandra Cranford. "But much of the concern was with the initial line of storms which has now passed through to the east." 

"Another batch of rain and storms to our west should end as it moves from west to east until as late as 11 pm as a cold front blows in. Rain could still pick up a little more through tonight, but overall the heavy rain threat has lessened."

Cranford says the rain should leave by about midnight, and much cooler air will arrive overnight. 

We'll start Good Friday in the 50s with windy conditions. The day will be partly cloudy with perhaps a few spotty showers by afternoon wrapping around the system to our east.

Beautiful, sunny weather takes over for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

DETAILED FORECAST:

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Cloudy, windy and tuning cooler with a 40% chance for showers. Lows around 58. Wind NW 15-25 mph.

GOOD FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy, less humid and cooler with a 30% chance for showers. Highs around 68.

HOLY SATURDAY:
Sunny and mild. Lows north of the lake around 45 and south around 52. Highs around 74.

EASTER SUNDAY:
Sunny and warm. Lows north of the lake around 49 and south around 55. Highs around 79.

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MONDAY:
Partly cloudy and warm. Lows around 61. Highs around 81.

TUESDAY:
Partly cloudy and warm. Lows around 64. Highs around 81.

WEDNESDAY:
Partly cloudy and warm with a 20% chance for isolated showers. Lows around 67. Highs around 82.

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