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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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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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 11:18 am
The forecast for potential severe weather today has led to LSU pushing back the start of tonight's game at Alex Box Stadium. -- GAME TIME UPDATE -- First pitch for Game 1 vs. Florida has been pushed back to 8 p.m. CT at The Box! Gates will open at 6 p.m. • #GeauxTigers -- — LSU Baseball (@...
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The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 17, 2019 - 11:03 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory's population dropped by...
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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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Jim Hanzo
April 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm
Thursday is going to be a stormy day for much of Louisiana and the threat of severe weather is a possibility. Spotty severe weather is a possibility early in the day. "But the bulk of the rain for most of us will be in the afternoon and evening," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "From...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Storm Prediction Center says we are under an enhanced risk for severe weather tomorrow, with the potential for strong winds, large hail, and even tornadoes. It's a three on a five-point scale. "This is a very rare occurrence," said WWL-TV weather expert, meteorologist Chris Franklin. "The...
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