Above Average Temps. Today: We will have another day with above average and even near record high temperatures across Southeast Louisiana. It will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a few showers and storms too. Highs will be in the mid 80s. The record high at Armstrong International Airport is 86 set back in 1999, Audubon is 87 set back in 1946 and Slidell is 86 set back in 1965.
Tonight: The clouds will stick around this evening along with a few showers or thunderstorms. The temperatures will fall into the 70s. Tonight will continue to be mostly cloudy and we could see some patchy fog with a spotty shower or two. Lows will be in the 70s.
Friday Cold Front: A cold front will move toward New Orleans on Friday and it will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms starting in the late morning and lasting for much of the day. Some of the storms could be strong to severe. SPC has placed much of SELA in a Slight Risk for severe storms. The main threats would be damaging winds and large hail. We will still be warm and humid ahead of the cold front with highs in the 80s. The showers/storms will dissipate some on Friday Night with lows in the 60s.
Wet Weekend: The cold front is expected to stall along the Louisiana Coast on Saturday. Unfortunately, we will still have some scattered showers and storms, but it will not be a washout. Keep an eye on the radar if you are headed to any festivals. Highs will be around 80.
The threat for rain and storms continues into Sunday as the tail-end of the cold front retreats back to the north as a warm front. This will give us more scattered showers during the day, but it will still not be a washout. Highs remain in the 80s and lows in the 60s.
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