Active Forecast for the Holiday Weekend Ahead


Heavy rain in southeast Louisiana continues from Black Friday to Sunday

10:00 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, right now, no major changes expected late tonight to early tomorrow morning!

If you’re interested in snagging those Black Friday deals, turn on the low beams! Fog will be becoming dense around midnight, persisting until about 11AM.

Another front heads our way this weekend, meaning severe thunderstorms are area-wide possibilities again.

Much colder air makes it to town by late Sunday, early Monday! Lows could drop lower than freezing, so some of New Orleans’ coldest weather since February returns! Anticipate an issued Gumbo Warning next week!

5:30 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Day today to you and yours from all of us here at WGNO!

Haze and fog stay the themes all night tonight as rain in Northshore locations begins finally moving out about one hour from now. By 12 AM, visibilities decrease under a mile, so sound that alarm earlier than usual if waking up interested in Black Friday deals! Remember, low beams are best at that point!

More severe weather potential returns given our forecast for late Saturday, early Sunday! Keep up, updates will be becoming available with timing of the surface low these next 24 hours!

12:00 PM

Temperatures are warming into the mid to upper 70s south and around 70 from I-10 north. Expect scattered showers this afternoon especially on the south shore as rain develops near a front that is draped over the area.

More rounds of rain coming in late Friday and very early Sunday. That system finally clears us out and brings much colder weather to the region early next week.

7:00 AM

A soggy pattern is going to continue across southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi through most of the holiday weekend. We are starting off with fog in the area Thursday morning as a frontal boundary continues to be draped across the area.

Look for showers and a few storms to develop this afternoon. Most of the activity today will move fairly quickly and we will not see the locally heavy rain amounts that we did on Wednesday. Still though some heavy downpours are possible in the stronger cells.

Another round of rain comes through later Friday. This will be heaviest on the north shore but likely spread across the area by later in the afternoon. That should taper off in Saturday morning.

The first part of the day Saturday looks ok but then the main system begins to move in from Texas. As that happens look for widespread rain Saturday night into Sunday morning. This rain could be locally heavy.

We will have to watch the track of the surface low very closely. A low that tracks a bit more inland would mean more of a severe weather threat, and right now it looks like at least the south shore could see that potential for tornadoes.

After that temperatures begin to cool quickly Sunday evening with the coldest air so far this season coming in early next week.

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