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Cooler Today With Strong Storms Possible Tuesday Night

A cold front will move across the area this morning and it will bring us cooler temperatures today.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the upper 60s to around 70°.  Tonight will be much colder with partly cloudy skies.  Lows will be in the upper 40s north and mid 50s south of the lake.

The weather will quickly start to change on Tuesday and there is a chance for strong to severe storms Late Tuesday Evening into Early Wednesday Morning.  We will have more southerly winds return during the day, and they will help to warm us back up.  At the same time, an area of low pressure will develop over Eastern Texas.  This low will head NE toward Louisiana.  A warm front will move up from the SW over us, and this will be the reason for the warmer air.  It will be more humid too, and that will allow the atmosphere to become unstable.  It will be mostly cloudy with just a slight chance for a shower during the day.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  

The low and cold front will move into New Orleans late on Tuesday Evening into early on Wednesday Morning.  Showers and thunderstorms will form head of the cold front between 9 PM and 3 AM.  Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible.  SPC has put us in a Slight Risk for severe weather during the time.  There is still a question as to how unstable we will be, and that will make a difference in how many storms are strong or severe.  We will have to wait to see how the day evolves tomorrow to answer that.  Right now, plan for some stormy weather if you are headed out to dinner for Valentine's Day.  The cold front is forecast to move through around 2-3 AM Wednesday Morning, so any storm threat would end by then.  Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy with lows in the 50s.  

Wednesday will be a mostly cloudy day with lingering light showers as the low moves to the northeast.  It will be cooler with highs in the lower 60s.  Wednesday Night will become clear and much colder with lows in the 30s north with some frost, and 40s south.

High pressure will build over us on Thursday and Friday.  Each day will see plenty of sunshine with cool highs in the upper 50s on Thursday, but we'll climb back into the upper 60s on Friday.  

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