Skip to main content

Big changes are coming to our weather this week

A Perfect Monday:  We will have a beautiful afternoon across Southeast Louisiana with mostly clear skies and Spring-like temperatures in the mid 70s.  Be sure to get outside and enjoy this weather because it will be changing soon!

Clouds will be on the increase tonight, and we could see a few spotty showers toward daybreak.  Patchy fog is also possible.  It will be a cool night with lows in the mid to upper 50s north and south of the lake.
 
A Wet Tuesday:  The big change in our weather starts tomorrow.  An area of low pressure will form in the Western Gulf and track toward Louisiana.  This will send scattered to numerous showers and some thunderstorms over us starting mid morning.  Some heavy rain is likely for areas along and south of I-10.  1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible according to the latest forecast models.  See the image below.  I'm not expecting any severe weather at this time, but there could be some strong storms along the coast with gusty winds around 40 mph or so.  High temperatures will struggle to get to 70. 

The rain will taper off by 10 PM Tuesday Night.  Then we will be left with mostly cloudy skies overnight.  Lows will be near 60. 

Cold Air Returns Mid-Week: Then a cold front will move through on Wednesday with only a few showers associated with it.  We will turn much cooler behind the front.  Early high temperatures will be around 70, but they will fall once the front moves through by the afternoon.  Wednesday Night will be MUCH colder whit lows in the 30s north of the lake and 40s south.

An area of high pressure will build in behind the cold front and we will have some mostly clear skies on Thursday.  However, it will be MUCH COLDER with high temperatures only in the upper 50s.  Thursday Night will be clear and chilly with lows in the mid 30s north of the lake and lower 40s south.

More pleasant, but cool weather is on tap for Friday as the area of high pressure moves to the east of Louisiana.  This will shift the winds from the north to the southeast, and that will help to make it warmer.  It will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the upper 60s.  Friday Night will be partly cloudy with some patchy fog.  It will not be as chilly whit lows in the mid to upper 50s.



Weekend Outlook:  A disturbance, or upper-level low, will move from the Desert Southwest to the Gulf Coast on Saturday.  This will set off isolated to scattered showers (20%) with mostly cloudy skies.  Highs will be in the lower 70s and lows in the upper 50s. 

A stronger system will move over us on Sunday into Monday.  This system has the chance for some stronger storms and heavy rain.  The forecast models are still not in total agreement yet, so it is likely the forecast will keep changing until we get closer to the weekend.  At this time, plan for some most rain/storms on Sunday through Sunday Night (30% chance for now).  Highs will be in the mid 70s and lows near 60. 

Get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather today!  Have a great day! -Dave

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Unseasonably Cool Weather Continues

Short Term Forecast:  It is a very cold morning across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s.  A light freeze is expected!  I hope that you brought in your plants last night.  Take that jacket with you this morning.

An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. today.  This will keep us sunny and with the northwest winds over us, we will stay cool.  High temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Another freeze is expected tonight for the Baton Rouge area.  We will be clear with calm winds and very good radiational cooling.  Low temperatures will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s.  The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning for areas along and north of the I-10/12 corridor from 2 AM to 8 AM Wednesday Morning.  The freeze could last 2 to 6+ hours and that would be long enough to kill any vegetation.  Make sure you bring in your plants or at least cover them tonight!  Bundle up!

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will stay put through Wednesday. …

Major Snowstorm Headed To Northeast US Tomorrow

For all of my friends and family that live in the Northeast US...here is my latest analysis of the winter storm heading your way on Friday into Saturday:

The same area of low pressure that brought the heavy rain and thunderstorms to Louisiana last night and this morning will be moving up the East Coast on Friday.  It will get much stronger and become a  Nor' Easter that will impact all the major cities from Philly to NYC to Boston as well as inland areas.

Delmarva to NJ Coastal Areas:  Winter Storm Warning in effect from Friday AM until Saturday AM!  It looks like it will start out as a brief period of snow along the coast in the morning then change into a windy rain during the day.  Then go to a heavy snow late Friday into Saturday Morning.  Snow accumulations of 4-8" are possible.  Some minor ice accumulations are possible too. Winds will be sustained around 30+ mph and coastal erosion will be possible too.

NE PA: Winter Storm Warning from 10 am Friday until 7 am Saturday! …

More Heavy Rain and Storms Today

...Flash Flood Watch Through Thursday Evening...

Short Term Forecast:  We have a mostly cloudy, mild and muggy start to this Wednesday with a few showers on the radar.  Showers will continue to pop-up during the morning hours.  Temperatures are in the mid 60s.

The upper-level low remains parked over Louisiana this afternoon, and that will be the focus for setting off more scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  By the way...these upper-level lows are always a pain to forecast!  A few of the storms could be strong with gusty winds.  Heavy rain is likely once again thanks to the very saturated air over Baton Rouge.  We could pick up a few inches of rain today.  High temperatures will only be in the mid to upper 70s.

Due to the heavy rain we had yesterday, and the heavy rain expected today through Thursday, the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of Southeast Louisiana.  Rainfall totals are forecast to be around 3 to 5 inches through Thursday Evening!  Please watch out fo…