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Wednesday PM Forecast: storm to move east of local area Thursday

5 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, April 12 2023 Apr 12, 2023 April 12, 2023 4:44 PM April 12, 2023 in Forecast Discussion
Source: WBRZ Weather

As a storm system pulls away from the area on Thursday, showers will end from west to east. Quiet weather is expected to end the workweek, but it won’t last.

Tonight & Tomorrow: Spotty showers will be possible overnight as a coastal storm system moves northward across the area. Lows will stop near 60 degrees with northeast winds of 5-10mph. A storm system moving in to Mississippi and Alabama will allow a few showers in the area on Thursday morning before ending. Rainfall amounts will be very light, with most locations seeing little more than a half inch. Some sun may even sneak out in the afternoon as winds shift to the northwest at 5-10mph. Highs will top out in the low 70s.

A ***COASTAL FLOOD WARNING*** is in effect for areas surrounding Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain until 7am Thursday. Flooding of between 1 and 3 feet above ground level will be possible. Numerous roads may be closed. Low lying property including homes, businesses, and some critical infrastructure may be inundated. Some shoreline erosion may occur. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.

Up Next: Friday will be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the low 80s. The break from rain chances will be brief as a cold front will send another quick hit of showers and thunderstorms through the area late Saturday into Sunday. No severe weather is expected out of that system. Much drier air will spill in behind the front with brilliant sunshine and seasonable temperatures for Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday.

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LSU Baseball: Well, two out of three isn’t bad. The Thursday to Saturday series against Kentucky may need to be rearranged. While Thursday and Friday evening will both be dry, showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Saturday with increasing chances through the day. As far as temperatures go, you may want a light jacket Thursday evening, but Friday evening will be mild.


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