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Rain and Some Strong Storms Possible On This Lundi Gras

It was a beautiful weekend, but things will be going downhill today.  A cold front is stalled NW of our area and breezy SE winds are ushering in more moisture over us today.  This will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe along and north of I-12.  The Storm Prediction Center has that area and into Southern Mississippi in a Marginal Risk for severe weather.  The threats would be large hail and damaging winds.  South of the lake we are not expected to see as strong of storms, but they could still produce heavy rain and gusty winds.  Plan for rain if you are headed to any parades today!  Highs will be back in the upper 70s.  

This evening will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms with temperatures in the 70s around 6 PM.  Again, plan for rain for the parades.  Overnight, will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain and some patchy fog.  Lows will be in the 60s. 

Mardi Gras is looking pretty dry!  We will have a mix of sun and clouds with just a slight chance for a shower.  It will be warm and humid with near record highs in the lower 80s.  The record is 83° set back 100 years ago in 1917, so we will make a run at tying or breaking it!  Tuesday Evening will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower and temperatures in the 70s.  Tuesday Night will continue to be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s.  

The cold front will move through on Wednesday.  We will have scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe mainly along and north of I-12.  However, we will have to see how this system evolves over the next few days to get a better feel on how strong the storms will be.  It will be an unseasonably warm day with near record highs in the lower 80s.  The cold front will clear the area overnight, and the rain will come to an end.  It will turn cooler with lows in the 50s.  

High pressure will build over us on Thursday and Friday.  We will have plenty of sunshine each day, but it will be much cooler with highs in the upper 60s.  

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