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Last Map Update: Fri, Jan. 18, 2019 at 11:00:27 pm CST

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There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday morning into early Saturday afternoon across most of southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi, except for a marginal risk across south central Louisiana and southern Louisiana coastal areas. The main threat will be damaging straight line winds in a line just ahead of the cold front, however, an isolated tornado or two and hail cannot be ruled out. Regarding timing, the main severe threat will be in the early to mid morning hours across areas west of Interstate 55, and in the late morning to around midday in areas south of Lake Pontchartrain and along the coast.
Cloud with showers and a few thunderstorms beginning to return after midnight. Storms will roll in from the west with much of the activity likely holding off till closer to sunrise. Temperatures will remain in the 60s all night.
A strong cold front will move through the area tomorrow. This will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region with a with few storms possibly severe. Most of the activity will occur before noon. Much colder air will move in behind the cold front and strong winds will develop.
Much colder with clouds slowly moving out. Winds will be strong across the coastal waters and the southshore. Low will drop into the 30s across the entire area.
Climate Data for January 18...Here are the 30 Year Climate Normals (1981-2010), Record High, Record Low, and Record Precip for following locations: N.O. Intl Airport (since 1946) .....62/45... 79(1974)...22(1948)...1.96(1969).....Baton Rouge (since 1892) ..... 62/41...84(1907)...16(1948)...3.05(1992).....Biloxi (since 1893) .... .60/43...77(1999)...16(1948)...2.52(1925).....McComb (since 1948) ... ..59/37...77(1952)...18(1997)...3.25(1995).....New Orleans (since 1871) .....63/45...83(1937)...20(1948)...2.10(1992).....Slidell (since 1956) .....61/40...78(2017)...18(2018)...2.07(1992).....On this day in 1982...For the 10th consecutive day, the temperature in Slidell dropped below freezing. This is the longest streak of its kind for Slidell. The lowest temperature recorded during the cold snap was 10 degrees on January 11th.


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