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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 of severe weather possible during the day.  Heavy rain is also likely.  Forecast models are showing around 1-3" of rain is possible by Friday Morning.  Also worth noting...the forecast models are hinting that there is a chance this squall line could dive more to the south toward the Gulf, and we could just be clipped by it.  If this happens, then the severe weather threat would be lower.  This is something we will have to wait and see once the line develops on Wednesday Afternoon in Texas.  SPC has put all of Southeast Louisiana in a Slight Risk for severe weather.  Stay tuned for this developing forecast.  

The cold front will be east of us by Friday Morning, and then high pressure will build over the area through Sunday.  That means each day will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.  We will be less humid on Friday and Saturday before it becomes more humid on Sunday.  Highs will be in the 70s on Friday, but back in the 80s for the weekend.  

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