Friday, February 24, 2017

Warm Today, But It Turns Much Cooler This Weekend

We will have a warm day with mostly cloudy skies today as southerly winds remain over the city.  There is a slight chance for a shower this afternoon, but most of you will stay dry.  Highs will be around 80°, and that is near the record of 83° set back in 2011.  

This evening will be very nice again for the parades.  We will be mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the 70s.  There will be a slight chance for a shower especially toward the end of the parades as a cold front moves toward us.  The cold front will move through overnight with spotty showers until 2 AM.  Then it will become clear, cooler and breezy.  Lows will be in the 50s. 

Beautiful weather is expected all weekend, and this will make for some perfect parade weather.  Saturday will be sunny, breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 60s. 

Saturday Evening will be clear and cool with temperatures in the 50s, so grab a coat if you are headed to the parades.  Saturday Night will be clear and chilly with lows in the 30s north with some frost - protect plants and pets.  South of the lake will be in the 40s. Sunday will have more clouds, so expect partly cloudy skies.  It will be cool with highs in the upper 60s.  

Looking ahead into next week...a cold front will stall just west of New Orleans on Monday and Tuesday.  This means we will have scattered showers and thunderstorms on Lundi Gras with highs in the upper 70s.  Plan for some soggy parades. 

Mardi Gras will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain and highs will be around 80°.  The cold front will finally move through on Ash Wednesday with scattered showers and storms.  We will dry out on Thursday with cooler highs in the 60s.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

UPDATED: Mardi Gras Parade Forecast

We will still have some fantastic weather for the Mardi Gras Parades this evening and tomorrow evening. It will be a tad cool, so you may want a long-sleeved shirt or light jacket.  

 



A cold front will move through early on Saturday Morning. This will make it MUCH COOLER for the weekend, but the forecast remains dry for the parades. You may want a jacket for the parades, especially on Saturday Evening.  Get out and enjoy this great weather through the weekend! 


Unfortunately, this wonderful weather doesn't last forever.  Rain and storms return on Lundi Gras as another cold front stalls over us, but it will be mild for the parades.  That cold front retreats back to the north on Mardi Gras, and that will take much of the rain with it.  It will be mostly cloudy and warm for Mardi Gras Day. 



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Warm Temperatures Today and Friday Make For Great Mardi Gras Parades

Today will be very unseasonably warm as a weak area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S.  This will give us plenty of sunshine with highs in the upper 70s.  This evening will be very pleasant for the parades with temperatures in the 60s.  Overnight, it will be cool with some dense fog across the entire area.  Lows will be in the upper 50s north and lower 60s south of the lake.  
Another warm day is on tap for Friday with partly cloudy skies ahead of a cold front.  Highs will be around 80°.  The record is 83 set back in 2011, so we will be within a few degrees of that.  

We will have partly cloudy skies with a slight chance for a shower during the parades on Friday Evening and temperatures in the 60s. The cold front will move through on Friday Night with spotty showers and a few thunderstorms.  Lows will be in the 50s on both sides of the lake.

High pressure will build over us all weekend, and that means we will have some fantastic weather for all of the Mardi Gras Parades!  Saturday will be sunny, breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 60s.  Saturday Evening will be clear and cool for the parades with temperatures in the 50s - take the jacket!  Saturday Night will be clear and cold with lows in the 30s north with some frost, and 40s south. 

Sunday will have a few more clouds moving over us, but it will remain nice with cool highs in the 60s. 

Looking ahead to next week we will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms on Lundi Gras as a cold front stalls over the area.  It will be much warmer with highs in the upper 70s.  The front retreats back to the north on Mardi Gras Day.  This will keep us mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower.  It will be warm and humid with highs in the lower 80s.  Another cold front will sweep through on Ash Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Then cooler and drier air arrives for Thursday and Friday.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Forecast Outlook

FINALLY! We will have some great weather for the Mardi Gras Parades this week and this weekend!  The parades tonight will have mostly clear skies with temperatures falling through the 60s, so you may want that light jacket or sweater.



Thursday and Friday will be very mild as you line up the floats in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s.  When the parades roll, we will fall in the 60s.  

A cold front moves through on Friday Night/Saturday Morning and it will bring us a slight chance for rain. Fortunately, it looks like any showers will arrive after the parades roll on Friday and before the roll on Saturday.  Then it will be mostly sunny, breezy and much cooler on Saturday. Sunday will be partly cloudy and still cool.  Highs will be in the upper 60s each day.  

The early outlook for Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras has us much warmer than the past few years.  We will be mostly cloudy and have a slight chance for a shower each day.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s!  That is SO much better than the 40° temperatures we had the last few years. 

Make sure you get out and enjoy this perfect weather for the parades this year!  

Spring-like Weather Returns For The Next Few Days

We will have some clouds and a few showers this morning, but we will become partly cloudy this afternoon as the area of low pressure moves SE toward Florida.  It will be mild with highs in the mid 70s.  

This evening will be mostly clear and cool with temperatures falling into the 60s for the parades - perfect!  Tonight will be mostly clear and cool with lows in the 50s.  

Thursday and Friday will be very nice with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies each day.  It will be very mild with highs in the upper 70s.  The evenings will be very nice and comfortable for the parades with temperatures in the 60s.  

A cold front will move through on Friday Night into Saturday Morning.  This front will have isolated showers and possible a thunderstorm along it as it moves through overnight.  The rain should arrive after the parades end on Friday and before the begin on Saturday.  Lows will be in the 50s.  

The weekend is looking fantastic!  We will have mostly sunny skies on Saturday - perfect for the parades!  It will be breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 60s.  Saturday Evening will be clear and chilly for the parades with temperatures in the 50s.  Saturday Night will be clear and cold with lows in the 30s north and 40s south.  Sunday will be partly cloudy and cool with highs in the upper 60s. Again, great weather for the parades! How awesome is that?! 

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