Heavy rain, storms headed to New Orleans today; see the radar map here _lowres


Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit New Orleans and southeast Louisiana later today.

There's an 80 percent chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms today, with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight. Severe storms are not expected.

Showers and thunderstorms will remain scattered through Friday. Gusty winds and lightning could occur with stronger storms, especially during the afternoon and early evening.

Mobile/tablet users: Click here to see the radar map.