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Hold on to your hats!!!

By: SevereHurricane, 6:20 AM GMT on January 16, 2010

Hold on to your hats, New Orleans! The rain has moved out of the area for the time being, however, a strong surface low in the Gulf of Mexico is interacting with an area of high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic states which is causing wind gusts of over 50mph across the New Orleans Area. This has triggered the issuance of a High Wind Warning. There have also been scattered reports of power outages area, about 310 people are without power a block and a half away from me according to Entergy. The wind is expected to begin easing down tomorrow morning as the High to our Northeast retrogrades.

Tomorrow will be a rainy day, however, there will be some breaks in the rain. The rain will be from a surface Low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico and an associated Upper Level Low. Rainfall totals across the area should be in the 1-2" range. The Coastal Parishes could see totals as high as 3 inches of rain. Flooding is not going to be an issue as these totals will be spread out through a 36 hour period of time. You will need your umbrella for Tailgating on Saturday, but again, I do not think it will be a total washout. Temperatures should top out near 57 degrees Saturday Afternoon. The rain should taper off by Saturday Night as dryer air begins to advect into the area.

Expect tranquil weather Sunday through Tuesday as High Pressure dominates the area. Clouds and moisture will be on the increase on Tuesday night as another Low Pressure system moves in from the west. This system will bring our next shot of rain. Its too early to tell however if whether or not severe weather will be an issue.

By the way I am forecasting a Saints win........Saints 38 Cardinals 13

-Dylan Federico

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