Today will be very unseasonably warm as a weak area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. This will give us plenty of sunshine with highs in the upper 70s. This evening will be very pleasant for the parades with temperatures in the 60s. Overnight, it will be cool with some dense fog across the entire area. Lows will be in the upper 50s north and lower 60s south of the lake.
Another warm day is on tap for Friday with partly cloudy skies ahead of a cold front. Highs will be around 80°. The record is 83 set back in 2011, so we will be within a few degrees of that.
We will have partly cloudy skies with a slight chance for a shower during the parades on Friday Evening and temperatures in the 60s. The cold front will move through on Friday Night with spotty showers and a few thunderstorms. Lows will be in the 50s on both sides of the lake.
High pressure will build over us all weekend, and that means we will have some fantastic weather for all of the Mardi Gras Parades! Saturday will be sunny, breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 60s. Saturday Evening will be clear and cool for the parades with temperatures in the 50s - take the jacket! Saturday Night will be clear and cold with lows in the 30s north with some frost, and 40s south.
Sunday will have a few more clouds moving over us, but it will remain nice with cool highs in the 60s.
Looking ahead to next week we will see some scattered showers and thunderstorms on Lundi Gras as a cold front stalls over the area. It will be much warmer with highs in the upper 70s. The front retreats back to the north on Mardi Gras Day. This will keep us mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower. It will be warm and humid with highs in the lower 80s. Another cold front will sweep through on Ash Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Then cooler and drier air arrives for Thursday and Friday.
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