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Near Record Highs This Weekend, Storms Return on Wednesday

Get ready for a warm weekend with near record highs.  High pressure will move east of Louisiana today, and this is bringing back warm southerly winds.  We will also see more moisture coming up from the Gulf and that will lead to mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance for a shower.  Highs will be around 80°.  The record is 81° set back in 1999.  This will be great for any Mari Gras Parades this afternoon. 

This evening will be mild and comfortable with mostly cloudy skies and temps. falling from the 70s into the 60s.  Again, this will be perfect for the Mardi Gras Parades in the French Quarter.  Overnight will continue to be mostly cloudy and muggy with patchy dense fog. Lows will be in the 60s on both sides of the lake. 

Sunday will be another warm and humid day with mostly cloudy skies once we get rid of the fog.  There will also be a slight chance for a few showers during the afternoon as a cold front moves toward us.  Highs will be around 80° - near records again.  

A cold front will move through on Sunday Evening with isolated showers.  Then overnight we will remain mostly cloudy, but it will turn cooler with lows in the 50s north and 60s south.  
High pressure will build over us on Monday into Tuesday.  We will be partly cloudy, cooler and breezy with highs in the mid 60s.  Tuesday will see more clouds and mild highs in the upper 60s.  

The weather could get interesting on Wednesday.  An area of low pressure will form over South Texas on Tuesday and it will move to the NE.  The models are not in agreement on where this low will track.  The GFS has it along the LA Coast and this would lead to some heavy rain over the area.  The Euro has it moving inland and north of our area, and this would lead to some warmer air with strong storms possible.  Needless to say, we will have to see how this system evolves once we get into Monday and Tuesday.  At this point, I would prepare for some rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday with highs in the 60s.  

The system will move through by Wednesday Night and we will see some cooler and sunny weather for Thursday and Friday.  Highs will be in the lower to mid 60s.  Lows will be in the 40s.  

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