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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 be partly cloudy and mild for the 6 PM Italian-American St. Joseph's Parade in the French Quarter with temperatures falling from the 70s to the 60s.  Saturday Night will be partly cloudy as the cold front moves through.  Lows will be in the 50s north and around 60 south.  

Sunday will continue to be pleasant with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 70s.  More nice weather is expected for the Noon Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie with temperatures around 70.  

Looking ahead into next week...high pressure will sit over the Gulf South and that means we will continue to be dry.  We will also be warm with daily highs around 80 Monday through Thursday.  Our next chance for rain looks to arrive on Friday as a cold front moves through.  

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