The weather, currently.
We will see some improving conditions as we push into the overnight. This after, ice pellets, rain, and very strong winds. Thursday morning will still be unsettled, (at least the very early morning hours) with some scattered showers and a wake-up temperature near 6°C. The risk of an isolated afternoon shower is possible, but the good news is there should be some sunny breaks and it will be mild with a high of 10°C The wind will not be nearly as strong as today, but there will be gusts of 20-40km/h from the south.
Thursday night: Mainly cloudy with a risk of showers by dawn and a low of 4°C.
What you need to know, currently.
A tornado touched down in Arabi Louisiana and New Orlean’s 9th Ward on Tuesday evening— killing one person and leaving devastation in its wake. As of Wednesday evening, thousands are still without power.
The impacted area has sustained multiple severe weather events over the past decade including Hurricane Ida, about seven months ago. Many are still in recovery from Ida which knocked out the region's electrical grid and left residents without power for months. Many homes still have tarps up on their roof from Ida damage.
Yesterday's tornado combined several risk-enhancing factors— striking an already vulnerable community at night.
Imagine Water Works— one of the key mutual aid organizations that helped during Hurricane Ida recovery— shared links to mutual aid resources and places to donate.