Clouds Increasing-Becoming Breezy

Rain Likely Wednesday
Posted at 3:26 AM, Nov 24, 2020

After a chilly start to the day, sunshine will start the warming trend early. Clouds will be following later in the afternoon as the winds become more brisk from the south. Expect temperatures to climb back into the mid to upper 70s by this afternoon.

After such a dry and cool day yesterday, you'll notice the humidity levels increasing along with those breezes. Skies should be mostly cloudy by late this afternoon as the warm front lifts northward.

Overnight, those southerly winds will continue. Overnight lows won't be dropping much. In fact, some areas might not drop below 70 degrees overnight. 60s are more likely for the inland areas. Most areas will run at last 15 degrees warmer tomorrow morning that what we're seeing Tuesday.

A cold front will push through the area through the day Wednesday. Expect showers and thunderstorms to develop ahead of the front. Rains will start over the northern parishes during the morning, passing the I-10 corridor around midday, then exiting the region late in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts should be in the half inch range. Don't be surprised to hear some thunder as the front goes through.

For Thanksgiving, skies will be partly cloudy. The air mass behind the cold front isn't necessarily cold, so temperatures will start around 60 with highs in the mid 70s during the afternoon. As the front washes out, conditions will start to get more humid again on Friday. A slower moving system will bring better chances for rain by Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will run in the upper 60s to near 70 on Saturday, mid 60s on Sunday, and perhaps highs only in the 50s for the early part of next week. Rains will taper off by Sunday evening.