Showers Dampen St. Paddy's Festivities in New Orleans

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
March 17, 2014; 4:01 AM ET
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Celebrations from the weekend all the way through St. Patrick's Day on Monday will be dodging showers and thunderstorms.

New Orleans has one of the biggest Irish celebrations across the country.

The worst of the storms moved through the city Saturday night but a few showers are still possibly Monday morning.

Keep in mind that lightning is one of Mother Nature's most dangerous killers. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning, even if the sun is still shining.

Spotty showers may stick around through Sunday night and into Monday, but some sunshine is in the forecast for celebrations on St. Patrick's Day on Monday.

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However, behind the storm, noticeably cooler temperatures move in, with the afternoon high on Monday only in the 50s. It will be quite cool, in the upper 40s, for the Downtown Irish Club Parade Monday evening.

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