Thursday, December 8, 2016

The cold blast arrives today and sticks around through Friday

A strong cold front arrives today with some Arctic Air behind it.  We will be cloudy with a slight chance for some rain during the day.  High temperatures in the mid 50s will actually occur in the morning before the cold front arrives.  Then the temperatures will slowly fall to the 40s during the afternoon.  It will be windy, so it will feel like the 40s all day.  

Tonight will be partly cloudy, cold and windy with a light freeze possible north of the lake.  Since it will be windy, we will not see any frost.  Lows will be in the lower 30s north and upper 30s south.  It will feel like the 20s!  Bundle up tonight!!

An area of high pressure will build over us on Friday and that will make it sunny.  However, it will stay cold with more windy conditions.  Highs will only be in the upper 40s, and it will feel like the 30s to 40s with the wind chill.  Keep that heavy coat with you all day!

The winds will calm down on Friday Night/Saturday Morning.  This will be our coldest night with clear skies.  Lows will be in the mid 20s north with a moderate freeze, so protect plants, pets and people.  South of the lake we will fall to the mid 30s with some frost, so protect plants, pets and people too.  

Saturday will be mostly sunny and not as cold with highs in the mid 50s.  Saturday Night will not be as cold with lows in the upper 30s north and upper 40s south.  

Expect much warmer weather to arrive on Sunday as the area of high pressure moves east of Louisiana, and southerly winds return.  It will be partly cloudy with highs around 70.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A cold blast is headed our way on Thursday and Friday

We will have a dry and mild day ahead with plenty of clouds as an area of high pressure sits north of Louisiana.  Highs will climb into the mid 60s.  

Our weather will drastically change tonight as a very strong cold front moves through by Thursday Morning.  It will be cloudy and cool with isolated showers.  Lows will be in the lower 50s north and mid 50s south of the lake. 

Thursday will start out with plenty of clouds, but we will become partly cloudy and blustery by the afternoon in the wake of the very strong cold front.  A MUCH COLDER air mass from Canada will filter down to Louisiana.  Our high temperatures in the mid 50s will occur in the morning before the front moves through. Then the temperatures will fall into the 40s all day.  It will be windy, so it will feel like the 40s.  Bundle up on Thursday!  

We will be clear, breezy and colder on Thursday Night.  Lows will be around 30 north of the lake, so protect plants, pets and people.  Lows will be in the mid 30s south of the lake, so protect plants, pets and people.  

A strong area of high pressure will build over the Deep South on Friday.  This will make it sunny and breezy with highs only in the upper 40s.  You will need to stay bundled up!  

Friday Night turns even colder as the winds go calm.  Lows will be in the mid 20s north with a moderate to hard freeze possible.  Protect plants, pets and people again!  South of the lake we will fall to the mid 30s with some frost likely - including in the city of New Orleans. Be sure to protect plants, pets and people there too.  Also, use caution with space heaters!  Make sure they are far away from anything that could catch fire. 

The weekend will start out very cold on Saturday Morning, but it will be nice by the afternoon with plenty of sunshine and cool highs in the mid 50s.  Sunday will be warmer as the high pressure moves east of us and easterly winds return.  We will be partly cloudy with warmer high temperatures around 70°.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dry today, but BIG changes are coming to our weather by the end of the week

The cold front has moved to the east of Louisiana and we will start to dry out today.  Expect some clouds to linger over the area, so we will have a mix of sun and clouds.  It will be mild with highs in the mid 60s.  Tonight will be partly cloudy with some patchy fog.  It will be cooler with lows in the 40s north and 50s south of the lake. 

More clouds will stay over us on Wednesday making it mostly cloudy.  It will be mild with highs in the upper 60s.  The weather will start to change on Wednesday Night as a cold front moves toward New Orleans.  It will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers.  Lows will be in the 50s.  

The cold front will move through during the morning on Thursday.  This cold front will have MUCH COLDER air behind it as the air mass originates from Northern Canada.  We will be mostly cloudy with spotty showers in the morning.  Then it will become mostly clear during the afternoon.  High temperatures will occur early in the day in the mid 50s, but they will fall into the 40s during the afternoon.  It will be breezy behind the front, so it will feel like the 40s all day.  

Thursday Night will become very cold, clear and breezy.  Lows will be in the upper 20s north with feel like temperatures in the teens to 20s.  You will need to protect plants, pets and people.  South of the lake we will fall into the mid 30s, so protect plants, pets and people too.  

We will not warm up much on Friday.  It will be sunny and brisk with highs in the upper 40s, and feel like temperatures in the 30s to 40s.  Friday Night will be clear and calm with some patchy frost and a light freeze possible north of the lake.  Lows will be in the upper 20s.  South of the lake we could have some frost with lows in the upper 30s.  Protect plants, pets and people on both sides of the lake.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The cold front is moving through now and the rain will be coming to an end soon.

The rain will come to an end around 10 AM as the cold front moves east of New Orleans.  Then we will become partly cloudy through early afternoon with clearing by late afternoon.  High temperatures in the mid 70s occurred early this morning ahead of the front and will fall behind the cold front.  We will only rebound back into the upper 60s during the afternoon with the sunshine.  

Tonight will be clear and much cooler.  Lows north of the lake will be in the upper 30s with some patchy frost. Make sure you cover or bring in your plants.  Have a warm place for pets too!  South of the lake will be in the upper 40s.  

High pressure will briefly build over us on Thursday and Friday.  We will see plenty of sunshine each day with cool high temperatures in the mid 60s.  Lows will be in the 30s north with some patchy frost and 40s south of the lake.  Make sure you get out and enjoy the sunshine because changes are coming this weekend.

It looks like we will have some soggy weather this weekend as an area of low pressure develops in the Western Gulf of Mexico.  It will slowly move to the NE right across Louisiana and the Deep South.  This will bring us spotty showers on Saturday, but look for widespread steady rain on Sunday.  The clouds and rain will keep high temperatures only in the mid 60s all weekend.  Lows will be in the 50s on both sides of the lake.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A cold front brings us storms tonight and some could be strong to severe

One area of storms has moved east of New Orleans, but get ready for more rain today through tonight.  We will be warm and humid today as southerly winds pump in Gulf Moisture.  This will help to set off scattered showers during the day with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 80s.  

Tonight, a stronger cold front will move through with showers and storms ahead and along the front.  Any of these storms could be strong to severe.  SPC has most of the area under a Slight risk, but part of the Northshore to Baton Rouge are under an Enhanced Risk.  The main threats will be damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  The greatest area that will see any severe weather will be over much of Mississippi as the best instability will be located there.  However, we will still more unstable than we were Monday Night, so the threat for severe weather is greater.  Lows tonight will be in the 60s.  

The line of storms will move through mid-morning on Wednesday.  Again, some of the storms could be strong to severe.  Then we will become clear on Wednesday Afternoon with MUCH Cooler temperatures in the 60s.  Wednesday Night will be clear and cold with lows in the 30s north with some frost, and 40s south.  

High pressure will build in briefly Thursday and Friday with plenty of sunshine each day.  Highs will be in the 60s.  Lows will be in the 30s north with some frost and 40s south.

Our weather will go downhill this weekend as an area of low pressure forms over the Western Gulf and moves slowly NE.  This will spread scattered showers over the New Orleans area all weekend with highs in the 60s.