Happy Tuesday! Gorgeous weather will stick around one more day before our next storm threat starts to take shape late week. Here’s the breakdown from Meteorologist Scot Pilié.
A perfect evening on the way. Dry with chilly temperatures after dark with lows in the mid 30s north of Lake Pontchartrain. Protect sensitive tropical plants, as patchy frost is possible. Upper 30s-lower 40s on the southshore & Metro New Orleans.
Wednesday looking nice with highs in the low-mid 60s! Enjoy!
By Thursday, winds will flip back around out of the south. It will be WARM and muggy Thursday-Friday with highs in the mid-upper 70s. Rain chance of 20% late Thursday, and 40% for scattered showers on Friday.
The big story is the storm system that heads Louisiana’s way Friday night into Saturday. Friday, an Enhanced Risk(Level 3 out of 5) for severe storms over the ARK-LA-TX region. Damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes all possible.
System will move eastward overnight Friday into the daytime hours Saturday before exiting by Saturday evening.
An Enhanced Risk(Level 3 out of 5) for parts of the Northshore and much of Mississippi/Alabama on Saturday. Slight Risk(Level 2 out of 5) for much of south Louisiana.
The best ingredients for severe storms look to be north of I-12; however, expect modifications on where the greatest hazards will be as we get closer to the event.
If the system treks further north than projected, our risk in south Louisiana could go DOWN.
If the system treks further south than projected, our risk in south Louisiana could go UP.
Damaging winds will be the primary threat within a squall line. In addition, tornadoes & hail will also be possible secondary threats.
By Sunday…calmer weather conditions for much of the day before rain & a few thunderstorms return to the forecast for Sunday night through Monday for the National Championship game in New Orleans.