Severe thunderstorms possible Friday in metro New Orleans

Frederick Owens
March 17, 2018

The National Weather Service says clouds and winds will increase Saturday afternoon, with the bulk of THE precipitation falling as snow after 11 p.m. Flagstaff could see 3 to 5 inches, Williams 4 to 6. Cooler weather arrives Tuesday afternoon and continues into next week.

If any storms do turn severe, damaging winds and large hail would be the main threats, although an isolated, tornado can not be completely ruled out.

Rain and thunderstorms are in today's forecast from the National Weather Service, as the temperature drops about 15 degrees from Thursday.

While forecasters previously thought New Jersey could be hit by the storm on Monday, that appears to have been pushed back a day. The "marginal risk" threat includes Covington, parts of Metairie and everything west to Baton Rouge.

Saturday night, the low will be around 36 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. Between a quarter to a half of an inch of rain is possible. Sunday night into Monday morning, we want everyone to be WEATHER AWARE.

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The weather will be in the 40s and windy today, and will continue to be brisk, cold, and clear over the weekend with highs in the low 40s.

Sunday, the high will be near 62 with mostly sunny skies and an east southeast wind of 3 to 8 miles per hour, the weather service said.

We are tracking a chance for rain this weekend but it will not be a washout.

Sunday night will bring another chance of showers and a low in the upper 30s.

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