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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 arrive between 7 AM on the Northshore, in the city around 11 AM and clears the area around 3 PM.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe.  SPC has put us in a Slight Risk for severe weather.  The main threat would be damaging winds, but we could also see large hail and a few tornadoes. Once the line moves through, we will have some lingering clouds and a few showers through the afternoon.  Highs will be around 80.  

Sunday will be a partly cloudy, dry, warm and breezy day with highs in the lower 80s.  

A few showers and storms are possible on Monday and Tuesday as another disturbance moves through.

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