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A warmer & dry Tuesday for the New Orleans area; rain returns Wednesday

Thanksgiving Day looks to be gloomy with fog, some rain and warm temperatures.

NEW ORLEANS — We will have another pretty day with plenty of sunshine as the area of high pressure will moves east of us today. This will bring back southeast winds to southeast Louisiana. This will warm us up and make it more humid with high temperatures in the mid 70s. Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy and much warmer. Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s.  

A cold front will move across Louisiana on Wednesday. We will have scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. A few storms could be strong to possibly severe along the LA/MS border. The main threat will be strong winds, but a tornado is possible. The best chance for this will be in southwest to central Mississippi. It will be warm, humid and breezy with high temperatures in the lower 80s. 

The front will stall and weaken over us on Thursday, Thanksgiving. This means we will stay warm and humid with patchy fog throughout the day. Expect spotty showers/drizzle/mist during the day too. Otherwise, it will be cloudy with high temperatures in the upper 70s. 

Friday will be decent day for any Black Friday shoppers. Expect a mostly cloudy, warm and humid day with only a slight chance for a shower as the old front remains over the area. High temperatures will be near 80. 

Weekend Outlook: It looks like we will have a very wet weekend. Another cold front will head toward us on Saturday. Expect rain and a few thunderstorms ahead of it throughout the day. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. High temperatures will be cooler and only in the lower 70s. The front will gradually move through on Sunday with more heavy rain and storms. It will be cooler and breezy with high temperatures only in the mid 60s. Rain totals this weekend could be around 1-3 inches. Some minor flooding is possible. Fortunately, it has been very dry lately, so most of the 1 inch of rain will be absorbed. Then we will turn much colder on Monday with high temperatures around 60°.

Eye on the Tropics: A broad area of low pressure located a couple hundred miles south of Bermuda is producing disorganized showers and storms. It is battling strong wind shear and this is preventing it from developing. It is expected to merge with a cold front for a few days, and then it could break away from it. Once that happens, there is a slight chance that this system could develop some subtropical features as it moves northeast over the next few days. NHC is giving this system a low chance to develop. This is not a threat to the U.S.

Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics will stay quiet for the next 5 days

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Detailed Forecast:


Plenty of sunshine, breezy, warmer and more humid. High: 76. Wind SE 10-15 mph.


Partly cloudy and not as chilly. Lows north: 64 and south: 68. Wind SE 5-10 mph. 


Mostly cloudy, breezy, warmer and more humid with a 60% chance for showers and storms. Highs: 81. Wind SE 10-15 mph.


Cloudy, foggy, warm and humid with a 30% chance for a few showers. Lows north: 63 and south: 66. Highs: 78.


Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% chance for showers. Lows north: 62 and south: 66. Highs: 79.


Cloudy, cooler and humid with a 70% chance for heavy rain and a few storms. Lows north: 63 and south: 66. Highs: 73.


Cloudy, cooler and humid with a 70% chance for heavy rain and a few storms. Lows north: 56 and south: 59. Highs: 68.


Becoming sunny, breezy and much colder. Lows north: 43 and south: 51. Highs: 60.

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