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Tropical Storm Claudette moves away from La., local weather improving Saturday

1 month 5 days 17 hours ago Friday, June 18 2021 Jun 18, 2021 June 18, 2021 9:55 PM June 18, 2021 in Weather

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Tropical Storm Claudette moved over southeast Louisiana overnight, into early this morning with max. winds of 45 MPH. As of 10AM Saturday, the center was 75 miles NNE of New Orleans. Claudette will continue to track northeast through the day, allowing for improving conditions across the local area. The Flash Flood Watch has been CANCELLED for all of southeast Louisiana.


THE FORECAST

Saturday: Rain coverage will likely be maximized early Saturday morning as the center of circulation passes over Lake Pontchartrain. Expect breezy conditions with winds shifting westerly at 10-15mph. Beyond dawn, scattered showers remain in the forecast but a washout is not anticipated. There should be plenty of breaks in the rain and even times of sun. High temperatures will top out in the mid 80s.

Sunday: Like Saturday, Father's Day will not be a total washout but more showers and thunderstorms will be around. With a tropical air mass still in place, any thunderstorms could bring downpours. With some breaks of sun available, high temperatures will likely return to the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

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