Two rounds of severe storms impacting Northshore, Southshore Thursday

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NEW ORLEANS — A tornado watch is in place for the Northshore until 7 a.m. as strong storms move through the area and out across Mississippi. 

Then a second round of storms is forecast to impact the south shore in the afternoon, producing high winds, possible hail and possible tornadoes. That is expected to be out of the area by 4 p.m. 

The storms are from vigorous upper lows moving across the Plains. This has developed a cold front across Texas and began producing showers and thunderstorms, some strong to severe across TX, OK, and LA. The greatest focus for severe weather is primarily from MS to AL, GA, and FL. SE LA is under a Slight Risk (2 of 5) for severe weather with the main threats from damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and some hail.

Not all models agree on the severity, but this will be the time to pay attention and have the WWL-TV app to get all alerts. Warm, but dry on Friday with a few isolated showers Saturday morning as a stronger cold front moves through bringing temperatures and humidity down for late Saturday, Sunday and early next week. Another front looks to move through by the middle of next week.

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Detailed Forecast:

TONIGHT:

Mostly cloudy skies. Breezy. Warm and humid. Some spotty showers. Low: S 73, N 70. Winds: SE 10-20+.

THURSDAY:

Slight Risk of Severe Storms. 70% chance for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, some strong to severe. Mainly from mid-morning through thr early afternoon. Warm, breezy. High: 83. Winds: 10-20+.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy. Warmer. Low: S 68, N 64. High: 86.

SATURDAY:

10% chance for few AM showers, mostly cloudy. Low: S 68, N 65. High: 82.

SUNDAY:

Sunny skies. Cooler and less humid. Very pleasant! Low: S 64, N 58. High: 79.

MONDAY:

Sunny skies. Very pleasant! Low: S 63, N 53. High: 80.

TUESDAY:

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Breezy. Little warmer, more humid. Still nice. Low: S 63, N 54. High: 82.

WEDNESDAY:

Increasing clouds. 40% chance for showers and some storms. Breezy. Warmer, more humid. Low: S 68, N 63. High: 84.

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