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A Warming Trend Begins Today and Lasts Through The Weekend - Plus A Look At Mardi Gras Weather

Short Term Forecast:  We will have a beautiful afternoon across Southeast Louisiana!  Expect mostly clear to partly cloudy skies and it will become warmer.  High temperatures will be in the mid 60s.

You will want to grab a jacket if you are headed to any parades tonight.  It will be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 50s. 

Overnight, the clouds will increase making it mostly cloudy and we will have patchy fog forming.  A few sprinkles or mist will be possible too.  Lows will be around 50 to 55.

A Warm Weekend:  The weekend is shaping up to be very nice and warm.  Saturday will be partly cloudy once the morning fog dissipates with highs in the lower to mid 70s.  Saturday Night will have more dense fog with lows 55 to 60. 

Sunday will not be a pretty day with mostly cloudy skies.  There is a chance for a late-day shower as a strong cold front moves toward the area.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  Sunday Night will have scattered showers and thunderstorms.  S…

Heavy Rain Returns To SE LA Starting Tonight and Lasts Through Wednesday Morning

Heavy Rain Possible Tonight:  More widespread rain and some thunderstorms will move into the New Orleans area tonight as a cold front moves toward the city.  The chance for rain will be around 80%.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times, and we could pick up 1-2" of rain.  Watch for some ponding of water on roadways, and rising streams and creeks.  We will have a cool night with lows in the lower 50s.

The cold front will push across Southeast Louisiana on Wednesday Morning, but it will not put an end to the rain.  We will still have showers behind the cold front that will last through the afternoon hours.  The chance for rain will be around 80%.  Some heavy rain will come in the morning commute hours, so give yourself plenty of time to get to work and school.  As we head into the afternoon, the rain will not be as heavy.  Temperatures will be MUCH COLDER in the wake of the front as they fall throughout the day.  We will only be in the lower 50s.  It will be breezy to…

Strong to Possibly Severe Storms Across SE LA Tonight

Cold Front:  A strong cold front is located NW of Louisiana this afternoon and it will be moving into the state throughout the day.  Scattered showers and a few storms will form along and ahead of it in North Louisiana all afternoon.  Across SE LA we will be very unseasonably warm and humid with hear record highs of 82°.  The record is 82° set back in 1971 at New Orleans International Airport and 83° at Audubon Park.

Stormy Evening: The showers and storms will start moving into the Baton Rouge area around 5 PM and into New Orleans by 7 PM.  These storms could be strong to possibly severe as they form ahead of a squall line.  SPC has placed ALL of SE LA in a Slight Risk for severe weather today.  The main threats with the evening storms will be gusty winds, some hail and possibly a tornado.  Temperatures will be in the 70s.

The squall line will push through New Orleans between 10 PM and 2 AM.  These storms could also be strong to severe with damaging winds being the main threat.  Winds …

Heavy Rain Returning to Southeast Louisiana Tonight

Short Term Forecast: Scattered showers with some thunderstorms will return this afternoon and continue overnight as a an area of low pressure forms in the Western Gulf of Mexico and moves toward Louisiana.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times, an we could pick up an additional 1-2" of rain by Noon on Wednesday.  It will be a chilly afternoon with temperatures holding steady in the 40s. 

Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms are in the forecast for tonight.  Again, heavy rain is possible.  The temperatures will not drop much tonight with lows in the lower 40s north and south of the lake.

Rest of the Week:  There will be a few lingering showers on Wednesday Morning, and it looks like all of the rain will end by midday.  Then we will have plenty of clouds through the afternoon.  It will stay chilly with highs in the upper 40s.  Wednesday Night will remain cloudy with lows in the lower 30s north of the lake and upper 30s south. 

The sunshine will retu…

A Cold Front Will Bring Us Cold Temperatures And Heavy Rain The Next Few Days

Short Term Forecast:  The cold front is slowly moving toward the New Orleans area this afternoon.  Ahead of it temperatures are in the 60s and 70s.  Behind the front, the temperatures have fallen into the 50s.  Once the front moves though New Orleans this afternoon the temperatures will quickly fall into the 50s.  Isolated showers are developing ahead and behind the front and this trend will continue into the evening hours.

The front will stall along the coast tonight.  We will have scattered showers and some thunderstorms developing all night long as an area of low pressure forms over the Western Gulf of Mexico.  It will turn much colder tonight with lows in the 40s north and south of the lake.

Soggy Tuesday:  The area of low pressure will move along the Louisiana Coast on Tuesday.  This will help to set off scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the rain will become heavy at times, and we could pick up 1-3" through Wednesday Morning.  Check out the …

Chilly Tonight With Rain And Maybe Some Sleet On Thursday

Short Term Forecast: You can expect to see partly cloudy skies through the afternoon hours.  It will be a much cooler day with high temperatures only making it to around 54. 

The clouds will increase tonight ahead of our next weather system - a weak disturbance/upper-level low.  It will be pretty chilly with a light freeze possible north of the lake.  Lows will be near 30 north of the lake and near 34 south.  Pipes will not be an issue tonight.

Thursday will be a cloudy day with isolated showers popping up late in the morning as the disturbance moves across the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  It is possible that some sleet could be mixed in with the rain north of the lake around midday, but no accumulation is expected.  IF any wintry precipitation falls it will not last long.  It is possible for a few icy spots along and north of the I-12 corridor, but it will be nothing like we saw last week.  As we move into the afternoon hours, we will have just a cold rain with highs around 40…

A Foggy Morning, Then Becoming Much Warmer & More Humid Today

...Dense Fog Advisory Until 6 PM...

Another Cold Front:  It is a chilly start to the day with temperatures in the 40s to 50s with some dense fog.  The fog will stick around ALL day with some drizzle. The NWS has extended the Dense Fog Advisory until 6 PM tonight for all of Southeast Louisiana.

We will become MUCH warmer and more humid this afternoon as a warm front moves up from the Gulf of Mexico.  As this happens, a few showers will pop-up.  Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with some dense fog all afternoon with high temperatures in the lower 70s.

An area of low pressure will move from the Western Gulf northeast across Louisiana tonight.  It will drag a cold front across the state.  This front will tap into the warm and humid air, and it will set off scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.  Some storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.  Lows will be near 50 tonight once the cold front moves through.

Week Ahead:  The front will stall along the coast and sit there o…

Cooler Today, But Warmer Tomorrow With Rain

Short Term Forecast:  The clouds will be sticking around for much of the day, and that means we will not warm up much this afternoon.  High temperatures will only be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Tonight will still have plenty of clouds over the area, but the temperatures will not fall much as a warm front moves up from the Gulf.  Lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. 

Scattered showers and some thunderstorms will move into the region on Tuesday along the warm front and eventually along a cold front on Tuesday Night.  It will be MUCH warmer with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s on Tuesday Night with more scattered showers and thunderstorms.  A few storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.

We will cool down on Wednesday through Friday in the wake of the cold front.  Each day will have partly to mostly cloudy skies and a few spotty showers will be possible each day.  Highs will be in the 50s and lows in the 30s Wednesday Night and 40s Friday Night.

Weekend …