After Thursday morning's rain, skies cleared to make for a nice Thursday afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy overnight with lows in the 40s and 50s. For Friday, it will be partly cloudy with highs in the lower 70s. A cold front will swing through during the afternoon and may produce a few isolated showers, but the chance for rain is less than 30%. Saturday will be slightly cooler behind the front, with morning temperatures starting off in the 40s and highs in the mid and upper 60s Saturday afternoon. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected Sunday for Joe Cain Day. Temperatures will reach the lower 70s under partly cloudy skies, although clouds will increase through the day.
By Sunday night, rain will begin breaking out to our west and move into the region for Monday. Lundi Gras looks wet for all parades scheduled, with a good chance of showers and storms through the day. More storms are expected Monday night into Tuesday as low pressure tracks along a stalled cold front. There is the potential for locally heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms as the low pressure tracks across the region through Tuesday night. At this point, plan on all parades both Monday and Tuesday being very wet and possibly stormy. Storms should move out of the area by Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
The rest of next week looks cooler but dry with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s for Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley