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 move into the Gulf South on Wednesday. This will make it mostly cloudy with spotty showers moving through by Wednesday Evening. We will be very mild ahead of the front with highs in the mid 70s.
Another area of high pressure will build over the Southeast U.S. on Thursday and it will stay over us through the weekend. We will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy each day. It will be much cooler with daily highs in the upper 50s. Lows will be in the 30s north and 40s south. Finally some Winter temperatures across the New Orleans area! Make sure you get out and enjoy this nice weather!