Clouds will linger through the day as much colder air rushes in behind the cold front. Winds will be strong, gusting close to 30 mph later this afternoon. Temperatures will struggle to warm today thanks to the clouds and winds, only reaching the lower 50s later on. We may see a few peaks of sunshine later today, but most of the day will remain gray and gloomy. Clouds begin to break up after sunset and temperatures will fall fast. Lower 30s are expected inland with mid-to-upper 30s south of I-10. Winds are expected to stay up tonight, so frost shouldn’t be an issue. It still would be a good idea to cover tender plants or take them in tonight.
Today: Cloudy and cold. Gusty winds. Winds could occasionally gust to near 30 mph. High: 54°
Tonight: Clouds clear. Breezy and cold. Low: 37°
Friday: A few clouds early, then plentiful sunshine. Cold and breezy. High: 55°
Friday will see more sunshine in the afternoon. Even with the sunshine, temperatures will struggle to reach the mid 50s thanks to a strong northerly breeze behind a secondary cold front that moves through in the morning. Through the evening for the Krewe de Canailles parade, temperatures will be chilly in the 40s and a breeze will keep it very cold. Saturday morning will start off in the 30s once again with a frost possible, especially inland. Warmer temperatures return later in the day along with cloud cover. A stray shower is possible, but we should stay mostly dry. A piece of energy moves through the upper levels of the atmosphere and will kick off a few showers on Sunday. Next week, we will return to spring-like temperatures and shower and thunderstorm chances before another front moves in mid-week.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier