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Gorgeous Spring-like Weather Continues Today

High pressure will remain over the area today, and that means we will have more quiet weather.  There is a chance you could smell smoke in the air across the region. This is coming from a marsh fire over Vermilion Parish.  We will have winds out of the SW today, and they will help to blow the smoke NE toward Baton Rouge and the Southern New Orleans area.  Otherwise, the area of high pressure will keep us sunny, and we will be a little milder thanks to the southerly winds.  High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 70s. 
Tonight will be mostly clear and we could see a few areas of fog.  It will be cool with lows in the 50s on both sides of the lake.
Wednesday and Thursday (Groundhog Day) will remain very mild as the area of high pressure sits over Florida.  This will keep southerly winds over us, and they will bring back some moisture over the Gulf South.  This will make it partly cloudy each day.  Highs will be in the mid 70s, and lows will be in the 50s.  
A weak cold front will mo…

A Warming Trend Begins Today And Lasts All Week

An area of high pressure will build over us today.  This will make us sunny and milder with highs in the upper 60s.  Tonight will be clear and not as chilly with lows in the upper 40s north and lower 50s south of the lake.  
The area of high pressure will move east across the Northern Gulf of Mexico for the rest of the week.  This will bring back onshore or southerly flow over SE Louisiana.  That means we will see a warm-up for the rest of the work week.  Tuesday through Thursday will be partly cloudy and mild with daily highs in the lower 70s.  Lows will be in the 50s on both sides of the lake.  
A weak cold front looks to move across the area on Friday.  It will bring us partly cloudy skies with just a slight chance for a shower or two.  We will stay mild with highs in the lower 70s.  Friday Night is a few degrees cooler with 40s north and 50s south. 
The weekend will also be slightly cooler with partly cloudy skies on Saturday and highs in the upper 60s.  Another cold front is foreca…

Chilly Temperatures All Weekend

We will have pretty quiet weather this weekend with below average temperatures, so it feels like January.  An area of high pressure will remain west of us over Texas.  This will keep NW to W winds over us, and that means it will stay chilly all weekend.  A disturbance aloft will move from the Western Gulf of Mexico toward Florida.  This will stay in the Gulf, but we will have clouds from it moving over us today.  This will make it mostly cloudy with a few stray showers possible along the coast. Any rain seen on radar over land will just be virga, or rain that evaporates before it hits the ground.  Highs will be in the mid 50s, so keep the heavy coat with you all day.  
The clouds will start to decrease tonight as a trough of low pressure moves across the region, and it will become mostly clear.  Lows will be in the 30s north with some frost, so protect plants and pets.  South of the lake we will be in the 40s.  
Sunday will be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine, but it will stay c…

Winter Has Returned To New Orleans

Hello Winter!  Welcome back to New Orleans!  Well...some of you may not want Winter to return, but it is January still!  
We will have an area of high pressure move over us today, and this will help to keep it cool.  We will still see a few high clouds over the region, so this will make it partly cloudy.  Highs will be in the mid 50s.  Clouds will be on the increase tonight, but it will remain cold.  Lows will be in the mid 30s north of the lake with some frost, and the lower to mid 40s south of the lake. Bundle up if you are headed out tonight! 
The weekend will remain pretty cool and dry.  A dry cold front will move through on Saturday.  It will be mostly cloudy and cool with highs in the mid 50s.  Saturday Night will become clear and it will stay chilly with lows in the mid 30s north with frost and lower 40s south.  Sunday will have plenty of sunshine with highs in the upper 50s.  
Next week will start cool, but it will become milder by mid week ahead of a cold front.  We will be in …

Much Cooler Temperatures Arrive Today

The cold front is now in the Gulf of Mexico and cooler air is on the way as high pressure builds over us.  It will be partly cloudy through the morning and then it will become sunny this afternoon.  We will be breezy for much of the day with NW winds of 10-20 mph.  Highs will be around 20 degrees cooler as we only climb into the upper 50s.   Tonight will be mostly clear and much colder! Low temperatures will drop to the mid 30snorth of the lake with patchy frost, and lower 40s south.  Protect plants and pets on the Northshore tonight.  

High pressure will sit over us on Friday.  This will make it mostly sunny and cool with highs in the mid 50s.  Friday Night will be mostly clear and cold with lows in the 30s north with frost and 40s south.  Protect plants and pets.  
A weak cold front will move through this weekend, but we will still have some nice weather.  It will not bring us any rain, but a few clouds on Saturday and Sunday.  Daily highs will be in the upper 50s.  Lows will be in th…

Near Record Highs Today, Then Turning Much Cooler Thursday

We will have some near record highs today ahead of a cold front.  Clouds will be on the increase today as a cold front moves toward us.  We will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s.  
The cold front will move through later this evening with a line of showers and thunderstorms between 7 PM and 11 PM. Then overnight we will become partly cloudy, breezy with lows in the 40s north and 50s south.  
High pressure will build over us on Thursday and stay over the Southeast U.S. through Saturday.  We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies each day.  Daily highs will be in the upper 50s.  Lows will be cold north of the lake in the mid 30s with some frost, and chilly south of the lake in the 40s.  
A dry cold front moves through on Sunday.  This will bring us some clouds and a reinforcing shot of colder air.  We will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s.  Lows will be in the 30s north and 40s south on Sunday Night.  
For the l…

Mostly Sunny and Milder Today, Another Cold Front Arrives Wednesday

It is a chilly morning, but do you remember back in 2014 when we had the ice storm in New Orleans?  We picked up 0.25"+ of ice across the area.  This shut down most of the roads in and out of the city thanks to all the bridges we have! It was such a mess!  
Fortunately, it is not that cold this morning!  An area of high pressure will move east of Louisiana and this will bring back the onshore flow and milder temperatures.  It will be a pretty day with mostly sunny skies.  Highs will be around 70.  Tonight will not be as chilly as temperatures actually rise overnight as more southerly winds return under mostly clear skies.  Lows will be in the upper 50s north and lower 60s south.

A cold front will move across the Gulf South on Wednesday.  We will have plenty of clouds during the day with spotty showers developing in the afternoon ahead of the front.  Then the front will move through during the evening hours with a line of showers.  It will be very unseasonably warm ahead of the c…

Sunshine Returns Today With More Windy Weather

The area of low pressure that set off the tornado outbreak across the Southeast U.S. this weekend is finally exiting the U.S.  Dozens of tornadoes were reported from Mississippi to Florida. The tornado that hit Hattiesburg was rated an EF-3 with significant damage reported there.  4 people lost their lives as well, but when you look at the damage, there could have been many more.  
We will still have some wrap around clouds from the upper-level low over us through the morning, but the sunshine will return this afternoon.  It will remain breezy for much of today with winds out of the NW around 15-20 mph.  Use caution when driving across the Causeway and other bridges.  Temperatures will be cooler today with highs in the mid 60s.  High pressure will build over us tonight.  It will be clear and colder with lows in the 40s on both sides of the lake.  
We will have plenty of sunshine on Tuesday as the high moves east of Louisiana.  It will be mild with highs around 70.  
A cold front will …

Cold Front Moves Through With Windy Weather Today

*Wind Advisory until Midnight*
A strong cold front will finally move through today.  We will have some showers and a few thunderstorms as it moves through during the morning hours.  A few storms could be strong to possibly severe with large hail being the main threat.  Once the front moves through, it will be partly cloudy with very windy conditions.  Winds will be out of the west at 25-30 mph with higher gusts.  A Wind Advisory is in effect until Midnight. High temperatures will be around 70.  
We will be partly cloudy and windy tonight.  It will become much cooler with lows in the upper 40s north and lower 50s south.  You will want a jacket on Monday Morning!  High pressure will build over us on Monday and Tuesday.  Monday will be sunny and cool with highs in the lower 60s.  Monday Night will be clear and chilly with lows in the 40s on both sides of the lake.  Tuesday stays sunny, but it will be a tad warmer with highs around 70.  
Our next cold front arrives on Wednesday.  It will br…

Severe Weather Possible Overnight and On Saturday

Today will be a relatively quiet day weather wise.  What is left of the cold front is stalled and falling apart along our coast.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds today with just a slight chance for a shower for mainly the coastal areas.  It will be very mild with highs in the upper 70s.  
Up in Washington, D. C. it will be cloudy and chilly with scattered showers for the Presidential Inauguration.  Noon Eastern Time temps. will be in the 40s with rain. High temperatures will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Check out this link for a look back a past weather on Inauguration Day.
The weather will quickly change from good to bad tonight.  A disturbance aloft (upper-level low) will move across the state and this will help to set off some strong to severe storms!  SPC has us in a Slight to Enhanced Risk for severe weather tonight, but it could be upgraded to an Enhanced Risk.  Our atmosphere will quickly become unstable as this system moves through.  The main threats would be damaging …

Strong to Severe Storms With Heavy Rain Today and Again on Saturday

*DENSE FOG ADVISORY for most of SE LA/MS coastal counties areas until 9 AM Thursday*
*MARINE DENSE FOG ADVISORY for Lakes & Gulf until 9 AM*

Watch out for more dense fog this morning, especially over areas of water.  We will also see a few showers developing throughout the morning ahead of a cold front.  
The rain and thunderstorms will become more widespread this afternoon and evening along and ahead of the cold front.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail.  SPC has us in a Marginal Risk for severe weather.  It looks like a broken line of storms will move through the Metro New Orleans area between 2 to 6 PM.  We will also have heavy rain today and we could pick up 1-2" of rain. Watch out for some minor street flooding issues today.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  
The rain will come to an end tonight as the cold front moves east of Louisiana.  It will remain mostly cloudy and mild with dense fog possible.  Lows will be in the  lower 60…

Near Record Highs Today & Strong to Severe Storms Possible Thursday

*DENSE FOG ADVISORY for Land areas until 10 AM*
*MARINE DENSE FOG ADVISORY for Lakes & Gulf until 11 AM*

More dense fog is expected throughout the morning and across the entire area. Visibility will be less than 1/4 mile in many places. Fog restrictions are in place on the Causeway. Drive safely and take your time!  
After a foggy start to this Wednesday, we will be mostly cloudy and still very mild this afternoon with spotty showers.  Expect some near record highs in the upper 70s again.  The record is 79° set back in 1974.  
The weather will start to change and go downhill tonight ahead of a cold front.  We will be mostly cloudy with some fog, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will move into the region toward daybreak.  Some heavy rain will be possible.  Lows will be in the mid 60s. 
The strong cold front will move through on Thursday.  It will be very mild and humid ahead of it, so the atmosphere will be unstable.  This will allow for the thunderstorms to become strong to pos…

Near Record High Temperatures Expected Today, Storms Return Thursday

MARINE DENSE FOG ADVISORY until 9 AM for Lakes & Gulf waters
We will have some dense fog across Lake Pontchartrain and other area lakes this morning. Drive safely across the Causeway, Twin Spans and Spillway.  Visibility could be less than 1/4 mile at times.  Restrictions are in place for the Causeway this morning, so plan accordingly. 
We will have more of the same weather today across Southeast Louisiana.  That means more fog with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain.  Expect near record highs in the upper 70s. The record is 79 set back in 1974.  Tonight will have more dense fog possible with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance for a shower.  Lows will be in the lower 60s. 
Wednesday will continue to be unseasonably mild and humid ahead of a cold front.  We will start out the day with some dense fog.  Then it will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower. Highs will be in the upper 70s - near records!  
The next cold front will actually move across the re…

More Spring-like Weather This Week With Strong Storms Possible Thursday

We are not seeing as much fog this morning as we did over the weekend. Visibility could drop to less than 1/4 mile at times. There could be a few restrictions on the Causeway, so plan ahead for some delays. 
More of the same weather is expected as we start this new work week.  High pressure aloft remains over Florida and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.  This continues to keep the Spring-like weather over us through Tuesday.  Once the fog dissipates, we will be mostly cloudy, mild and humid with a slight chance for rain today and Tuesday.  Highs will be in the mid 70s. 
Tonight will be mostly cloudy and muggy. We will have a better chance for dense fog overnight. Some of the fog could lingering through part of the morning on Tuesday.  Lows will be in the lower 60s.  
Wednesday will be the transition day from drier weather to wetter weather.  A cold front will stall just north of us along I-20.  A second cold front will be moving east over Texas.  They will be close enough to help set off sp…

Dense Fog With More Mild Temperatures Today and This Weekend

*Marine Dense Fog Advisory Until Noon*
*Dense Fog Advisory For Land Areas Until 9 AM*

We are starting the day with plenty of fog across Southeast Louisiana. The thickest fog is over the lakes and coast where a Marine Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until Noon. It is likely the fog will linger over areas of water through the morning and into the early afternoon.  Over land areas, we also have some fog, and some of it is pretty dense.  Use caution while driving around today.  
Otherwise, where we are not foggy, we will have partly cloudy skies this afternoon, so plan to see some sunshine.  There is a lot of moisture is the lowest level of the atmosphere, and that is why we have the fog. Above this, is dry air and that is why we will be partly cloudy today.  It will stay mild with highs in the mid 70s.  
More dense fog is expected tonight - especially over areas of water and the adjacent land areas.  Where is it not foggy, it will be mostly cloudy.  Lows will be a little cooler thanks to th…

Very Mild Temperatures Have Arrived And Will Stick Around For Awhile

Watch out for some dense fog this morning across Southeast Louisiana - especially over Lake Pontchartrain.  Visibilities could be less than 1/4 over the mid-point of the lake.  Fog restrictions are in place on the Causeway.  Drive safe!  This will likely be an issue for the next few mornings, so plan accordingly.  
We will be even warmer today as high pressure sits off the East Coast and onshore flow continues.  This is also adding to the humidity levels, and we will see some marine fog from time to time today.  Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy with some dense fog at times.  Lows will be in the lower 60s.  
Thursday and Friday will be even warmer with the ridge of high pressure over the Eastern U.S. and a trough over the Western U.S.  We will continue to be more humid with mostly cloudy skies and a few showers.  More fog is expected to develop over areas of water, and it could linger thr…