Locally dense fog Monday night; gusty winds 20 to 30 mph Tuesday with occasional rain; arctic blast Tuesday night, windy and much colder, ice or snow possible Wednesday, should all melt away by noon Thursday.
9-19-05 - Under pressure from President Bush and other top federal officials, the mayor Monday suspended the reopening of large portions of the city over the next few days because of the threat of a new round of flooding from a tropical storm.
"I am concerned about this hurricane getting in the gulf. ... If we are off, I'd rather err on the side of conservatism to make sure we have everyone out," Mayor Ray Nagin said.
The announcement came after repeated warnings from top federal officials _ and the president himself _ that the city was unsafe.
The mayor said his original plan was never intended to put people at risk.
"Now we have conditions that have changed. We have another hurricane that is approaching us," he said. He warned that the city's pumping system was not running at full capacity and that its levee system is still in a "very weak position."
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