New Orleans area residents will see the region return to the “typical summertime pattern” of scattered showers this weekend, as the former Tropical Storm Cindy pulls away from the area Friday (June 23), according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists stated showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the weekend, with a “slight risk” of excessive rainfall possible Friday and Saturday. The heavy rainfall is expected to occur mainly during the late morning and afternoon hours primarily in areas that received very heavy rain from Cindy.
Residents can also expect the weekend to be mostly cloudy, the agency stated. One to 2 inches of rainfall is expected for much of the area Saturday, and heavy rainfall in some areas could lead to some flooding.
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) June 23, 2017
Severe weather is not expected this weekend, and forecasters Friday morning stated the threat of hazardous weather is low through Thursday. A coastal flood advisory also remains in effect for all of coastal southeast Louisiana, including around Lake Pontchartrain and Maurepas, until 4 p.m. Friday.
Here is a more detailed weekend weather outlook.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with high temperatures near 88 degrees. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night, when low temperatures will be around 76.
Sunday: A 70 percent chance of precipitation with highs near 85. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, with 40 chance of these activities occurring at night. Lows will be around 74 at night.