Skip to main content

Sunshine Returns Today and Much Warmer Temperatures Arrive Later This Week

The upper-level low that kept the clouds over us all day on Sunday is finally moving to the east.  At the same time, an area of high pressure will build over us from the west.  This will lead to plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures today.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  Tonight will be mostly clear and not as chilly/cool with lows in the 50s.  

The area of high pressure will move east of Louisiana on Tuesday, and this will bring back more southerly winds.  We will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 80s.  Tuesday Night will be mostly clear with lows in the 60s.  

Wednesday will be pretty quiet during the day as a cold front heads our way.  Expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80s.  The cold front will move through on Wednesday Night into Thursday Morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the storms could be strong north of the lake as a squall line moves through.  Lows will be around 70.  

The rain and storms will continue early on Thursday, and then we will become clear by midday.  It will still be warm with highs in the mid 80s.  

Friday and Saturday look to be warm and humid with just a slight chance for rain each day.  Highs will be in the mid 80s. This will be good for Jazz Fest!

It now looks like our next cold front will move through on Sunday with some late-day scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will still be in the 80s.  The timing will be critical with this front for day 3 of Jazz Fest.  At this time, the later shows could be wet.  Of course, this is 7 days out, so the forecast will likely change!  Stay tuned!

For the latest pollen forecast, click here.

For the latest marine forecast, click here.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Unseasonably Cool Weather Continues

Short Term Forecast:  It is a very cold morning across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s.  A light freeze is expected!  I hope that you brought in your plants last night.  Take that jacket with you this morning.

An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. today.  This will keep us sunny and with the northwest winds over us, we will stay cool.  High temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Another freeze is expected tonight for the Baton Rouge area.  We will be clear with calm winds and very good radiational cooling.  Low temperatures will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s.  The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning for areas along and north of the I-10/12 corridor from 2 AM to 8 AM Wednesday Morning.  The freeze could last 2 to 6+ hours and that would be long enough to kill any vegetation.  Make sure you bring in your plants or at least cover them tonight!  Bundle up!

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will stay put through Wednesday. …

Major Snowstorm Headed To Northeast US Tomorrow

For all of my friends and family that live in the Northeast US...here is my latest analysis of the winter storm heading your way on Friday into Saturday:

The same area of low pressure that brought the heavy rain and thunderstorms to Louisiana last night and this morning will be moving up the East Coast on Friday.  It will get much stronger and become a  Nor' Easter that will impact all the major cities from Philly to NYC to Boston as well as inland areas.

Delmarva to NJ Coastal Areas:  Winter Storm Warning in effect from Friday AM until Saturday AM!  It looks like it will start out as a brief period of snow along the coast in the morning then change into a windy rain during the day.  Then go to a heavy snow late Friday into Saturday Morning.  Snow accumulations of 4-8" are possible.  Some minor ice accumulations are possible too. Winds will be sustained around 30+ mph and coastal erosion will be possible too.

NE PA: Winter Storm Warning from 10 am Friday until 7 am Saturday! …

More Heavy Rain and Storms Today

...Flash Flood Watch Through Thursday Evening...

Short Term Forecast:  We have a mostly cloudy, mild and muggy start to this Wednesday with a few showers on the radar.  Showers will continue to pop-up during the morning hours.  Temperatures are in the mid 60s.

The upper-level low remains parked over Louisiana this afternoon, and that will be the focus for setting off more scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  By the way...these upper-level lows are always a pain to forecast!  A few of the storms could be strong with gusty winds.  Heavy rain is likely once again thanks to the very saturated air over Baton Rouge.  We could pick up a few inches of rain today.  High temperatures will only be in the mid to upper 70s.

Due to the heavy rain we had yesterday, and the heavy rain expected today through Thursday, the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of Southeast Louisiana.  Rainfall totals are forecast to be around 3 to 5 inches through Thursday Evening!  Please watch out fo…