Commemorating French Independence Day, the city of New Orleans will celebrate Bastille Day this weekend with events scheduled throughout the weekend.
However, thunderstorms in store for the region through the weekend may hinder the city's festivities.
With highs hovering around the low to mid-90s and lows in the high 70s through Sunday, those outdoors should drink lots of water to avoid dehydration over the weekend.
The last day of the festival on Sunday will experience partly sunny skies during the early afternoon hours, but storms will move in during the afternoon.
Those outdoors performing or watching the shows should be prepared to take cover quickly if storms erupt over the area. Spectators should especially pay attention to thunderstorm watches and warnings for the city.
Evening thunderstorms in spots may halt celebrations that are not undercover but skies will clear later in the evening.
Heading into next week, sunshine and temperatures in the low 90s will continue, but evening thunderstorms will also persist.
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