Good Morning, New Orleans!
Happy Friday! The forecast for your holiday last week was extremely warm as temperatures reached 70s, but we weren’t breaking any records. The warmest Christmas on record was still 2015’s with a high forecast of 82 degrees at New Orleans International Airport. We broke another record yesterday and continue flirting with records through New Year’s Eve!
Tonight, anticipate 60s or 70s on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain, and rain chances remain low.
Once again, a warm forecast for New Orleans and southeast Louisiana on Friday!
Temperatures will reach the upper 70s or 80s all week. The Storm Prediction Center is issuing a level 1 out of 5 Marginal Risk for severe weather tomorrow east as a few localized heavy downpours may be accompanied by gusty winds or hail. This is out ahead of yet another cold front on its way to town for New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Eve looks warm and mild as rain chances remain around 30% and temperatures reach mid-70s.
Temperatures will fall considerably Sunday and many will be waking up below freezing Monday with wind chills in the 20s north of Lake Pontchartrain. At that point, highs will only reach 50s!
Happy New Year! We’ll have more information on WGNO News at 5PM, 6PM, and 10PM!