I know it is October and it should be Fall, but Mother Nature thinks we should still be in Summer in New Orleans! We've had near record to record highs the last few days, and we could have another record today!
An area of high pressure remains over the SE U.S. and this is keeping us hot and humid. Today will have a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance for rain. Highs will be around 90, and that would break the record high of 89 set back in 1993. Tonight will be partly cloudy, mild and muggy with patchy fog again. Watch out for low visibilities. Lows will be in the upper 60s north of the lake and mid 70s south.
Thursday will be a transition day between the record heat and the return of Fall as a cold front heads our way. It will be mostly cloudy, very warm and humid with spotty showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The cold front will move through on Thursday Night/Friday Morning with isolated showers/storms. It will turn a little cooler with lows in the lower 60s north and upper 60s south.
We will become clear, cooler and less humid on Friday in the wake of the cold front. High pressure will build in during the day, and that will keep the weather nice through the weekend. Highs will only be in the mid 70s. Friday Night will be clear, much cooler and comfortable. Lows north of the lake will be in the upper 40s, and south of the lake in the upper 50s! How nice does that sound?! You will be able to open your windows!
Fall will return this weekend!! It will be wonderful with sunny skies each day. Highs will only be in the 70s. Lows will be in the 40s north and 50s south. It will be great weather to get outside!
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