Cold front has cleared the area and clouds will clear through the night. This will allow temperatures to cool overnight and the work week will start off chilly with low temperatures in the lower 40s Monday morning. Wind chills will be in the upper 30s. Sunshine will return Monday and help warm afternoon highs to the lower 60s, but that’s still 10-15 degrees below average. There is a chance for spotty showers tomorrow coming from the west, but overall, we should stay mostly dry.
Tuesday morning will be the coldest of the 7 day stretch with morning lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s and wind chills in the mid to upper 30s. We’ll see a gradual warm-up through the week. Tuesday afternoon, expect plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Clear skies at night will allow temps to cool in the upper 40s.
We’ll hang onto sunshine and dry conditions on Wednesday with near average highs in the low to mid 70s. Southerly winds will help the warm-up and expect lows to only dip down to near 60. Clouds will also build in Wednesday night ahead of our next storm system that will bring widespread showers and possibly strong to severe thunderstorms on Thursday.
The Storm Prediction Center has already outlined Northern and Central LA, and portions of Southern LA under a severe threat so we’ll continue to monitor that. A break in the rain is expected Friday before rain chances go up again with our next storm system by the weekend. Expect warm temperatures Thursday through Sunday with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s and humid conditions. Lows will be above average in the low to mid 60s.
As we take a look at the month ahead, the Climate Prediction Center is predicting a wetter and warmer April for Louisiana. We certainly need all the rain that we can get because of our minor drought. We only picked up 0.02″ of rain today. Our deficit for the month sits at 3.42″ and for the year at 7.78″.
Have a great week!
Meteorologist Grace Lim