Friday, February 17, 2017

Rain Tonight, But The Weekend Is Dry

Clouds will be on the increase all day as an area of low pressure develops along the SE Texas Coast.  This low will headed toward the Louisiana Coast by tonight.  We will have spotty showers moving into town later this afternoon and into the evening hours.  This means we will now see some rain for the Mardi Gras Parades this evening, so bring your rain gear.  Highs will be in the upper 60s today.  

Scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms will move through the region tonight as the low moves along our coast.  Some of the rain could be heavy at times, but flooding is not a concern.  Lows will be in the 50s. 

There will still be a few showers lingering over the area when you wake up on Saturday Morning, but they will be ending as the low move east of Louisiana.  Then we will have a mix of sun and clouds with only a slight chance for a shower during the day as an area of high pressure builds toward us.  This will mean we will have some decent weather for the parades.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  Saturday Evening will be partly cloudy and cool with temperatures in the 60s for the parades.  Saturday Night will be mostly clear with patchy dense fog.  Lows will be in the 50s.  

Sunday will be a very nice day and perfect for the parades as high pressure builds over the region.  Expect plenty of sunshine once the morning dense fog dissipates.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  

The weather will be pretty unsettled next week.  Monday will be the transition day between nice weather and stormy weather.  We will be mostly cloudy and warm with a slight chance for rain.  Highs will be around 80.  

Another Gulf Low will slowly move across the Northern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and Wednesday.  This will spread scattered showers and thunderstorms over us each day.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe on Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, I'm not expecting anything widespread.  Highs will be in the 70s each day.  We will dry out on Thursday with highs in the 70s as the low moves away from Louisiana.  

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gorgeous Weather Today, But Rain Returns Friday Night

After a cold and frosty morning north of the lake we will have some gorgeous weather today.  High pressure will sit over us, and that will keep us clear.  It will be a little milder today with highs in the lower to mid 60s.  Tonight will not be as cold, but it will still be chilly with lows in the 40s on both sides of the lake.

An upper-level low will move out of Texas during the day on Friday and it will move across the Northern Gulf Coast Friday Night.  We will see clouds increasing through Friday Morning with cloudy skies by the afternoon. A few showers will start to move over us on Friday Evening, so keep that in mind if you are headed to any Mardi Gras Parades.  We will be warmer with highs in the upper 60s.  

The Gulf Low will move across the Louisiana Coast on Friday Night.  This will spread scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region with some heavy rain from New Orleans to the Coast.  The heaviest rain will arrive overnight.  Lows will be in the 50s.

Saturday Morning will start out with the rain and storms, but it should wrap up by 9 AM according to the latest forecast models.  Then we will be partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the mid 70s.  It looks like the rain will be out of here just in time for the 11 AM parades, and it will stay nice for the parades all day. 

Sunday is now looking like a beautiful and very mild day.  We will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s to around 80°.  Again, perfect weather for the parades.  

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Much Cooler & Brisk Today

The cold front is now east of Louisiana.  Colder and breezy weather is in store for us today with mostly cloudy skies.  Highs will be around 60°, but it will feel cooler with the winds. 

Tonight will become clear and colder.  Lows north of the lake will be in the mid 30s with some frost, so protect plants, pets and people.  South of the lake we will be in the mid 40s.  

High pressure will build over us on Thursday, and this will lead to plenty of sunshine.  It will be a few degrees warmer with highs in the mid 60s.  Thursday Night will not be as chilly with lows in the 40s on both sides of the lake. 

Our weather will start to change on Friday.  High pressure will be east of Louisiana, so southerly winds will return.  This will warm us back up with partly to mostly cloudy skies, and we could see a stray shower or two.  Highs will be in the upper 60s.  A disturbance/wave aloft will move across the Northern Gulf on Friday Night.  It will set off scattered showers mainly south of I-10 and along the coast.  Lows will be in the 50s
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There will still be a few showers over the region on Saturday Morning as the disturbance/wave moves to the east of Louisiana.  Then we will become partly cloudy by the afternoon.  It will be a warmer day with highs in the mid 70s.  More unseasonably warm and pleasant weather is expected on Sunday with partly cloudy skies.  High temperatures will be near records as they climb to around 80°.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Strong to Severe Storms Possible This Evening

Happy Valentine's Day

It is a cool start to this Valentine's Day, but we will have a big warm-up today.  A warm front will move up from the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon.  This will increase the temperatures and also the humidity.  We will be mostly cloudy with a few showers possible.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  

A strong cold front will move in from the west this evening along with an area of low pressure.  Together, these two systems will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the storms could be strong to severe.  The best timing is between 8 PM and 1 AM.  SPC has put most of the area in a Marginal Risk for severe weather, with a Slight Risk along the far SE LA Coast.  The storms could contain damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  However, the greatest chance for severe weather looks to be along the immediate coast. Needless to say, if you are headed out to a Valentine's Day Dinner, keep an eye on the weather.  

The cold front will move through around Midnight and that will put an end to the storms and severe weather.  Then we will be mostly cloudy, breezy and it will turn cooler with lows in the lower 50s on both sides of the lake.  

Wednesday will have plenty of clouds around with much cooler temperatures and breezy conditions.  Highs will be in the lower 60s.  Wednesday Night will become clear with patchy frost north of the lake.  Lows will be in the mid 30s north and lower 40s south.  

High pressure will sit over us on Thursday and it will stay clear with plenty of sunshine.  Highs will be cool in the lower 60s.  Another cold night is expected Thursday Night with lows in the mid 30s north with frost, and mid 40s south.  

We start to warm back up on Friday with highs in the upper 60s.  Some rain returns on Friday Night as a disturbance moves through the Northern Gulf.  Lows will be back in the 50s.  

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Cooler Today With Strong Storms Possible Tuesday Night

A cold front will move across the area this morning and it will bring us cooler temperatures today.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the upper 60s to around 70°.  Tonight will be much colder with partly cloudy skies.  Lows will be in the upper 40s north and mid 50s south of the lake.

The weather will quickly start to change on Tuesday and there is a chance for strong to severe storms Late Tuesday Evening into Early Wednesday Morning.  We will have more southerly winds return during the day, and they will help to warm us back up.  At the same time, an area of low pressure will develop over Eastern Texas.  This low will head NE toward Louisiana.  A warm front will move up from the SW over us, and this will be the reason for the warmer air.  It will be more humid too, and that will allow the atmosphere to become unstable.  It will be mostly cloudy with just a slight chance for a shower during the day.  Highs will be in the mid 70s.  

The low and cold front will move into New Orleans late on Tuesday Evening into early on Wednesday Morning.  Showers and thunderstorms will form head of the cold front between 9 PM and 3 AM.  Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible.  SPC has put us in a Slight Risk for severe weather during the time.  There is still a question as to how unstable we will be, and that will make a difference in how many storms are strong or severe.  We will have to wait to see how the day evolves tomorrow to answer that.  Right now, plan for some stormy weather if you are headed out to dinner for Valentine's Day.  The cold front is forecast to move through around 2-3 AM Wednesday Morning, so any storm threat would end by then.  Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy with lows in the 50s.  

Wednesday will be a mostly cloudy day with lingering light showers as the low moves to the northeast.  It will be cooler with highs in the lower 60s.  Wednesday Night will become clear and much colder with lows in the 30s north with some frost, and 40s south.

High pressure will build over us on Thursday and Friday.  Each day will see plenty of sunshine with cool highs in the upper 50s on Thursday, but we'll climb back into the upper 60s on Friday.  

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