Weather

Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 6:01 pm
The work week starts off with pretty good weather. Low humidity and temps in the 70s on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday brings a little more humidity and increasing clouds. Thursday gives us the best chance of rain and some possible thunderstorms. "The showers and storms around mean you'll likely...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 21, 2019 - 8:58 am
We have clear skies and low humidity for Easter. "A tad warmer than yesterday, but still sunny and pleasant with low humidity!" according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin. Today's high will be around 78. Muggy air starts to return as we move into the work week. "High pressure at the surface...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 9:29 am
The first day of the Easter weekend will be comfortably cool, with dew points in the 40s and only around 50 on Sunday. "That's the 'good feel' air!" says your local weather expert, WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "You'll have another chilly morning as you head to Easter mass, followed by...
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Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 8:04 pm
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...
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Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A storm system that moved through south Louisiana Thursday afternoon injured at least two people in the New Orleans area. A utility pole fell and hit two vehicles in Harvey as the stormy weather passed through the metro area. The pole fell just before 2 p.m. as winds in the area exceeded 35 miles...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
With severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening, the city of New Orleans today announced it is suspending parking restrictions, allowing residents to park on neutral grounds so long as they don't block streetcar tracks or intersections, to avoid potential flooding. "Parking...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
The New Orleans area is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Afternoon and early evening is when we can expect the severe weather to start affecting the New Orleans area, according to WWL-TV local weather expert Dave Nussbaum. "The timing of the line, kind of coming in toward the Hammond area,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 18, 2019 - 6:32 am
A line of severe weather is raking across Louisiana today. Southeast Louisiana could see dangerous conditions ahead of the line starting after noon, and more severe weather could hit in the evening as the line actually moves through. "A cold front and area of low pressure will move across Louisiana...
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April 17, 2019 - 10:30 pm
Here is a list of the schools that have said they will be closed Thursday, April 18 due to the anticipated severe weather JEFFERSON PARISH Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule ORLEANS PARISH The Orleans Parish School Board has been monitoring the weather for today, Thursday...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 9:18 pm
Southeast Louisiana faces a threat of severe weather Thursday. "The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire area – both north and south of the lake – at an ‘enhanced’ risk of severe weather Thursday," WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. She says most of the area will start to see...
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