We will have a warm day with mostly cloudy skies today as southerly winds remain over the city. There is a slight chance for a shower this afternoon, but most of you will stay dry. Highs will be around 80°, and that is near the record of 83° set back in 2011.
This evening will be very nice again for the parades. We will be mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the 70s. There will be a slight chance for a shower especially toward the end of the parades as a cold front moves toward us. The cold front will move through overnight with spotty showers until 2 AM. Then it will become clear, cooler and breezy. Lows will be in the 50s.
Beautiful weather is expected all weekend, and this will make for some perfect parade weather. Saturday will be sunny, breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 60s.
Saturday Evening will be clear and cool with temperatures in the 50s, so grab a coat if you are headed to the parades. Saturday Night will be clear and chilly with lows in the 30s north with some frost - protect plants and pets. South of the lake will be in the 40s. Sunday will have more clouds, so expect partly cloudy skies. It will be cool with highs in the upper 60s.
Looking ahead into next week...a cold front will stall just west of New Orleans on Monday and Tuesday. This means we will have scattered showers and thunderstorms on Lundi Gras with highs in the upper 70s. Plan for some soggy parades.
Mardi Gras will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain and highs will be around 80°. The cold front will finally move through on Ash Wednesday with scattered showers and storms. We will dry out on Thursday with cooler highs in the 60s.
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