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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


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