System in the Gulf to have minimal impact in Southeast Louisiana

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2019 - 9:59 am

Forecasters do not expect Louisiana to get much from the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico as it passes to the south.

"We will only have some minor impacts on Louisiana today," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said.  "The worst of it will be along the coast with some heavy rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding."

He says elsewhere it will be a little wet with occasionally gusty winds.

"Inland areas will only have scattered showers, some wind and minor coastal flooding in Lake Pontchartrain."

The National Hurricane Center expects the system to become a named storm.

"The disturbance is expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical storm today, and slow strengthening is anticipated until the system moves inland,"  Hurricane Center Branch Chief Dr. Michael Brennan said. 

He is watching the system move toward Panama City Beach, Florida.

"On the forecast track, the system will approach the northern Gulf Coast later today and tonight, and then move inland over portions of the southeastern United States on Saturday and Saturday night." 

The weekend weather in New Orleans looks nice.

Nussbaum says, "We will become partly cloudy, breezy, humid and warm with highs in the lower 80s. Sunday will be partly cloudy, warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s."

Detailed forecast...

Cloudy, breezy, mild and humid with a 40% chance for scattered showers and storms mainly on the Southshore to the coast. Coastal flooding likely. Highs around 73. Wind NE 10-20+ mph.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with any rain ending. Lows north around 59 and south around 66. Wind N 10-15 mph.

Partly cloudy, breezy, warm and humid. Highs around 81. Wind NW 6-12 mph.

Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Lows north around 62 and south around 67. Highs around 85.

Mostly cloudy, breezy, warm and humid with a 70% chance for scattered showers and storms. Some storms could be strong to severe. Lows around 72. Highs around 85.

Mostly sunny, breezy, cooler and less humid. Lows north around 58 and south around 65. Highs around 75.

Mostly sunny and mild with low humidity. Lows north around 49 and south around 58. Highs around 74.

Sun/cloud mix, warmer and more humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers. Lows north around 55 and south around 62. Highs around 78.

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