Mostly Mid-day Thunderstorms


Today’s forecast headlines include warm temperatures, scattered showers, and some strong thunderstorms.

This morning is mostly quiet.  Partly cloudy skies, dry streets, and good visibility should make for an easy morning commute.

A very few tiny showers are showing up on the radar this morning, but your chance of early-morning rain is less than 10%.

The chance of rain increases through mid-morning, and by lunchtime we’ll have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of those thunderstorms may be strong, with gusty winds and small hail.  Rain chance tapers to around 20-30% by parade time tonight.

Stay weather-aware today. The News 5 free weather app is a great way to know where the showers are and when lightning is near…it’s especially handy during Mardi Gras.

Fat Tuesday should be cloudy, warm, and quiet, with a 10% chance of rain and a high in the mid-upper 70s..  The chance of showers, thunderstorms, and the possibility of severe weather increases Wednesday.  The rest of the week will be quiet and cooler.  Highs Thursday through Sunday in the mid-upper 60s with lows mostly in the 40s.

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