Cold front could bring thunderstorms to south Louisiana on Tuesday night _lowres


South Louisiana is facing a small chance of severe thunderstorms Tuesday night, but nothing like the hazardous weather that spurred tornadoes and widespread damage last week.

The National Weather Service says an area of low pressure moving through the Midwest will drive a cold front through Louisiana, creating a “marginal” risk of severe thunderstorms -- 5 percent as compared with a 45 percent chance last Tuesday.

Chances of thunderstorms increase around 6 p.m. Tuesday across the region including Pointe Coupee Parish, the Felicianas, St. Helea, Washington, St. Tammany, Iberville, East and West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Lafourche, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne and Tangipahoa.

Daytime temperatures are expected in the mid-70s on Tuesday, with cooler weather behind the front pushing Wednesday’s highs to around 65..