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Record Highs Today, But Severe Storms Are Possible On Thursday

We will have another warm day with some record highs possible!  High pressure located southeast of us over the Eastern Gulf will keep us partly cloudy, warm and humid today.  Highs will be in the mid 80s.  The record high for today is 83° set back in 2012, and we could easily tie or break that. 
Tonight will be mostly quiet with mostly cloudy skies as a weakening broken line of storms moves toward Louisiana.  Some of these storms could be strong toward the Baton Rouge area around daybreak.  Lows will be around 70.  
The squall line of storms will move through during the morning and into the afternoon on Thursday.  Right now, the line will be in the Hammond Area between 9-10 AM, Covington Area between 10-11 AM, New Orleans between 11 AM-12 PM, and it clears the coast around 3 PM.  This line of storms will likely be severe with damaging winds and large hail along with a few tornadoes.  SPC has put all of SE Louisiana and Southern Mississippi in a Slight Risk.  The latest forecast models …

Record Highs Possible Today and Wednesday Across The New Orleans Area

An area of high pressure off the East Coast will help to keep our weather pretty quiet today.  We will be partly cloudy and unseasonably warm with just a slight chance for a shower - mainly on the Northshore.  Expect near record highs in the mid 80s.  The record is 84° set back in 1972, and we could tie that today!  Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy and mild with patchy fog.  Lows will be in the upper 60s.
More pleasant and warm weather is expected on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies.  Expect more record highs in the mid 80s.  Clouds will be on the increase on Wednesday Night as a cold front moves toward the region.  There will also be a few showers and storms possible.  Lows will be around 70.  
The cold front will move into the area on Thursday with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. It is likely that a squall line of storms will develop on Wednesday across Texas and move into Louisiana on Thursday.  These storms are expected to be strong to severe with all types…

Strong To Severe Storms Possible On Saturday

Today will be a transition day between the pleasant weather we've had and some stormy weather that will arrive on Saturday.  An upper-level and surface low/trough will be moving across the Southern U.S. today and tomorrow.  We will stay ahead of it today.  That means you can expect a day with mostly cloudy skies along with a few isolated showers.  It will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. 
A squall line of thunderstorms will form ahead of a cold front over Texas today.  These storms will move east into Louisiana tonight.  The latest forecast models show the line weakening as it get to LA overnight.  We will be well ahead of the line here in New Orleans, so expect mostly cloudy skies with a few showers or storms tonight.  Lows will be in the upper 60s.  
The squall line looks to break up by the time it gets to New Orleans on Saturday Morning.  However, we will have an unstable environment over us, so I am expecting scattered showers and storms to develop throughout the day.…

Near Record Highs Again Today In New Orleans

Today will be another unseasonably warm day as a weak stationary front sits over us.  The front will dissipate and we will have partly cloudy skies.  Expect near record highs in the lower 80s.  The record is 84° set back in 1995.  Clouds will be on the increase tonight, so expect mostly cloudy skies with some patchy fog.  Lows will be in the mid 60s.  
A weak disturbance will be just west of us on Friday. This will keep us mostly cloudy and we will have a few showers.  Highs will be around 80.  During the day on Friday, a squall line of storms will move across Texas and it arrives in Louisiana on Friday Night.  Some of these storms will be strong to severe over Western Louisiana.  It looks like this line of storms will arrive in the New Orleans area after sunrise on Saturday.  Therefore, most of Friday Night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the 60s.  
The disturbance will move over the area and send the squall line through the region on Saturday Morning.  Right now, it is forecast to…

Near Record Highs Possible In New Orleans Today

We will have partly cloudy skies again this afternoon as the area of high pressure remains over the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  A weak backdoor cold front will move through today.  It will not impact our weather as it moves through.  We will just see a shift in the winds from the SW to NW, and this will make it a little less humid.  It will stay unseasonably warm with highs in the lower 80s. The record high for today in New Orleans is 83°, and we will make a run at tying it today!   Tonight will have some clouds with patchy dense fog again.  Lows will be in the 60s.  
The weak backdoor cold front will move into the Gulf and dissipate on Thursday.  We will be partly cloudy with highs in the lower 80s.  
Friday still looks to be the transitions day between the nice weather and some stormy weather on Saturday.  We will be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower or storm.  Highs will be in the lower 80s.  
Our weather will go downhill on Friday Night as a squall line moves …

Foggy Mornings With Unseasonably Warm Temperatures This Week

Our quiet weather pattern continues today as an area of high pressure stays over the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  Once the fog dissipates, we will be partly cloudy and warm with highs in the lower 80s.  More dense fog is likely tonight with mostly clear skies.  Lows will be in the 60s.  
Wednesday and Thursday will also be unseasonably warm and humid with more dense fog each morning.  Highs will be in the lower 80s and lows will be in the 60s.  
Our weather pattern will start to break down on Friday ahead of a cold front.  We will have more clouds and isolated showers over the region.  It does stay warm with highs around 80.  Some rain and storms will return on Friday Night with lows in the 60s. 
Saturday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms.  Some of the storms could be strong ahead and along the cold front.  It is possible that a squall line will form west of us and move through during the evening hours.  Right now, the main threat would be strong winds.  I will have t…

Spring Is Officially Here and It Will Feel Like It!

Spring officially arrived at 5:28 AM today, but it has felt like Spring here for the last few weeks!  
We will feel like Spring today as high pressure sits in the Central Gulf of Mexico.  This will keep SW winds over us today with partly cloudy skies.  High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.  Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy with patchy fog.  Lows will be in the 60s.  
Tuesday through Thursday will continue to be warm and delightful even as a dry cold front moves through Wednesday Night.  It will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy each day as the area of high pressure remains in the Gulf.  We will have daily highs in the lower 80s.  Lows will be in the upper 50s north to lower 60s south of the lake.  
Friday will be a transition day from the nice weather to some stormy weather as a strong cold front heads our way.  We will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower.  Highs will be around 80.  Friday Night will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.…

Spring-like Warmth Returns For St. Patrick's Day and This Weekend!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
The warming trend continues today, St. Patrick's Day, and it will last all weekend.  An area of high pressure will be sitting east of us today, and that will allow for southerly winds to return.  These winds will usher in some Gulf Moisture and that will make it partly cloudy.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  This evening will be pleasant with a few clouds for the Downtown Irish Club Parade at 6 PM with temperatures in the 60s.  Overnight, it will be mostly clear and cool with patchy fog.  Lows will be in the 50s. 
The weather will be great all weekend for the St. Patrick's Day Parades!  We will continue to be very mild on Saturday with partly cloudy skies.  There will be a slight chance for a shower or storm, mainly on the Northshore and South Mississippi, as a cold front moves in from the north.  However, this front will be weakening as it passes over us, so I'm not expecting much rain.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  
Saturday Evening will …

A Warming Trend Begins Today

After a cold start to the day, we will start to see warmer temperatures today.  An area of high pressure will move east of Louisiana today.  This will shift the winds from the NE to the SE.  The southerly winds will help to rise the temperatures into the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.  Tonight will be mostly clear and not as cold.  Lows will be in the upper 40s north and lower 50s south of the lake.
The warming trend continues on Friday, St. Patrick's Day, with more southerly winds.  We will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s.  The evening looks great for the Downtown Irish Club Parade at 6 PM with temperatures in the 60s.  Friday Night will be partly cloudy with lows in the 50s on both sides of the lake. 
The weekend will be very nice and milder.  Saturday will be partly cloudy and very mild with a slight chance for a shower as a cold front falls apart over us.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  Saturday Evening will be partly cloudy and mild for the 6 PM Italian-Americ…

Showers Return Today, But Winter-type Temperatures Return Tuesday

An area of low pressure has formed in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and that will help to bring us scattered showers today.  Most of the rain will be south of the lake during the day.  Then a cold front will move in from the north this evening.  This will spread scattered showers across the Northshore and then the Southshore.  All of the rain looks to come to an end by 10 PM.  Then we will become partly cloudy, breezy and much cooler tonight.  Lows north of the lake will be in the lower 40s and south of the lake in the upper 40s.  
The Gulf Low and cold front will both move to the East Coast on Tuesday.  This will pull down cold air from the north, and then SIGNIFICANT snow will form over parts of the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.  Snow totals will be around 10-14" around NYC to Boston.  Inland areas west of there could see 18-24"! If you are planning on traveling to the Northeast Tuesday through Wednesday...FORGET IT!  
High pressure will build over us on Tuesday through Thurs…

Scattered Showers and Storms Today and This Weekend

A cold front will move in from the NE this morning.  It will bring us scattered showers and a few thunderstorms after the morning commute until Noon.  Then we will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s.  I t will be partly cloudy and cool tonight with a slight chance for a shower. Lows will be in the 50s north and around 60 south of the lake.

Another cold front will move toward us on Saturday.  It will be mostly cloudy with more scattered showers and thunderstorms starting in the afternoon.  There will be some rain for the Irish Channel Parade, but it will not be a washout.  Highs will be in the lower 70s.  The cold front will move through New Orleans on Saturday Night into Sunday Morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some heavy rain will be possible.  Lows will be in the 50s. 
The rain will come to an end around Noon on Sunday - just in time for the Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Then we will stay mostly cloudy, but it will be MUCH COOLER …

Sunshine Returns Today, But More Storms Arrive Tomorrow

The cold front has moved through and we will see an end to the drizzle/mist this morning.  Then it will become partly cloudy, breezy and less humid this afternoon as an area of high pressure moves near New Orleans.  It will be a little cooler with highs in the lower 70s.  
Tonight will also be partly cloudy and cool with lows in the mid 50s north and around 60 south of the lake.  
We will become more humid on Thursday as the area of high pressure moves east of Louisiana.  Southerly winds will return and they will make it mostly cloudy with spotty showers.  Highs will be warmer as they climb into the mid 70s.  Thursday Night will be mostly cloudy and not as cool with lows in the 60s.
A cold front will move into the area on Friday.  This will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day and into Friday Night.  We will be very mild and humid with highs in the mid 70s.  Lows will be in the 60s on Friday Night.
There is a change in the forecast for this weekend.  It now loo…

Strong Storms Possible This Evening With The Cold Front

A strong cold front will move into the area later this evening.  Ahead of it, we will be mostly cloudy, very mild and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon.  However, not all of you will see the rain during the daylight hours.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  
The cold front will arrive this evening. It will bring a squall line of thunderstorms with it as it moves through between 5 PM on the Northshore, 7 PM on the Southshore & New Orleans and along the coast around 10 PM to Midnight.  Some of these storms could be strong to possibly severe.  The main threat would be damaging winds along with some heavy rain.  SPC has a Marginal Risk for areas along and north of I-12 for this evening.

Once the cold front passes through, we will become partly cloudy and breezy overnight with lows in the upper 50s north of the lake and lower 60s south of the lake.
Wednesday looks to be a dry day with partly to mostly cloudy skies with breezy northerly winds.  It will b…

Rain and Storms Return This Week

A trough of low pressure over Texas will be slowly moving to the east over Louisiana today.  This will set off scattered showers over the area throughout the day.  We will be breezy, humid and warmer with highs in the mid 70s.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a few showers as the trough moves east of us.  Lows will be in the 60s.   You can expect more rain and some strong to severe storms on Tuesday as a cold front heads our way.  Mostly of Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a few showers.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  Then a line of strong to severe storms will move over us from the north between 6 PM and 10 PM.  The main threats would be gusty winds and heavy rain.  Rain totals around 1-2 inches are possible, but I'm not expect any flooding issues.  Tuesday Night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower as the cold front slowly moves into the Northern Gulf.  Lows will be in the lower 60s.  

Wednesday will be a calmer day with partly cloudy skies an…

Pleasant Weather Today, But Rain Returns On Sunday

We will have another nice day today as an area of high pressure moves east of Louisiana.  This will start to send some Gulf Moisture back over us, so we will see partly cloudy skies today.  It will be cool to mild with highs in the upper 60s.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog.  It will not be as chilly with lows in the 50s.  Our weather will start to change on Sunday as a trough of low pressure moves across the Southern Plains.  This will draw up plenty of moisture from the Gulf over us.  Showers and storms over the South Texas Coast will move NE toward Louisiana.  This will spread over us during the day, but it will not be a washout.  Just expect spotty to scattered showers and storms.  Some storms along our coast could be strong at times with heavy rain and gusty winds.  Highs will warm back into the lower 70s.  Watch out for some fog on Sunday Night/Monday Morning with lows int he 60s.
This trough will move through on Monday, and it will continue to send scattered showe…

The Weekend Starts Cool, But Ends Mild With Some Rain

High pressure remains over us today and that means we will have plenty of sunshine.  It will still be cool with highs in the upper 60s.  The pollen count remains high today, so if you suffer from allergies, you will want to take your allergy meds again!  Tonight will be clear and cool to chilly with lows around 40 north and in the lower 50s south of the lake. 
The weekend will start out nice as the area of high pressure moves east of Louisiana.  We will be partly cloudy and still coolish with highs in the upper 60s.  It will not be as cold on Saturday Night as the winds shift from the NE to the SE.  Lows will be in the 50s on both sides of the lake.
An upper-level low will form along the Texas Coast on Sunday and it will slowly move east.  This will bring us mostly cloudy skies with a few showers.  It will be warmer and more humid with highs in the mid 70s.  
The weather will be pretty unsettled and very mild for the first part of next week.  The upper-level low will send us scattered …

Near Record Warmth Today, Turning Much Cooler Thursday

It will be another unseasonably warm and humid day across the New Orleans area ahead of a cold front.  We will be mostly cloudy and breezy with spotty showers and thunderstorms today.  Highs will be in the lower 80s and near the record of 83° set back in 2011.  The cold front will move through this evening around 6 PM on the Northshore, 8 PM on the Southshore and along the coast by 10 PM.  It will have a line of showers and thunderstorms associated with it.  Some of the storms could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds, especially in Southern Mississippi where there is a Marginal Risk for severe weather today by SPC.  
Overnight, we will become partly cloudy, windy and much cooler with lows in the lower 50s north and mid 50s south of the lake.
High pressure will build over us on Thursday and Friday.  This will bring us plenty of sunshine along with much cooler high temperatures in the mid 60s.  These temperatures are what it is supposed to be this time of year!  Lows will be chill…