Today's Forecast: We will be warmer today with a small chance for a shower. Some dry air aloft will limit the amount of showers we will see. Expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80s. Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with patchy fog. Lows will be in the lower 60s north and upper 60s south of the lake.
Saturday will be our transition day of weather. A cold front will move into the area during the evening hours. We will have spotty showers and storms from ahead and along it. Much of Saturday will actually be mostly cloudy and pretty dry with the bulk of the rain/storms arriving in the late afternoon and continuing until midnight or so. It will be warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s.
If you are headed to the New Orleans Air Show or the Old Metairie Crawfish Festival, the weather will be good for much of the day! Just keep an eye on the radar Saturday Evening. Plan for some rain and storms if you are tailgating for the LSU Spring Game, but the rain will come to an end as the game begins at 7 PM.
The cold front will move through late on Saturday into early on Sunday. Any rain will come to an end overnight. It will become mostly clear, breezy, less humid and cooler on Sunday Morning with lows in the upper 50s north and lower 60s south.
Sunday will be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine as high pressure builds in behind the cold front. It will be breezy and much cooler with highs only in the upper 60s! How nice does that sound?!?
When you wake up on Monday Morning, the temperatures will be chilly with lows in the upper 40s north and mid 50s south! Monday will be another nice day with mild highs in the mid 70s.
Tropical Update: Yesterday, Tropical Depression One strengthened into Tropical Storm Arlene. This is the 2nd time in history that a tropical storm has formed in the month of April! Winds are 50 mph and it is quickly moving west. It will get absorbed into a larger non-tropical low today and then move NE out to sea. Again, this is NOT a threat to the Gulf Coast.
Let this be a reminder that we are about 6 weeks away from the start of Hurricane Season on June 1st. NOW is the time to get prepared. Check your supply kits and restock before the season begins or if we have to deal with a tropical system.
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