Keep the umbrella within reach for the rest of the week. Set rain chances Friday at 60 percent and then nudge them to 70 percent Saturday. Highs both days will be in the upper 70s to near 80° after morning starts in the upper 60s.
Every year at about this time, especially after a run of warm winter days like those that have marked much of February, I get calls, letters, and social media posts asking, “Can I start my outdoor planting?”
Rains will be rolling in overnight and by Wednesday morning, you can expect a broad coverage of showers and thunderstorms for the WAFB area. The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) still has most of the WAFB region under a marginal risk for severe storms Wednesday morning.
This afternoon's temperatures will warm into the mid 70s under mostly cloudy skies. Shower chances will increase through the afternoon into the evening as a weak cold front pushes into and through the area.
Areas of fog will be possible late Saturday into Sunday morning. The thickest fog will stay near bodies of waters (i.e. tidal lakes, area rivers, and coastal parishes). By mid-morning a few light passing showers will be possible.
A soggy and unsettled weather pattern is ahead, but today will remain mainly dry. A weak cold front is forecast to drift south to near the coast by the afternoon and then push back north as a warm front later this evening.
We spent Friday under the clouds with a few light passing showers during the day. We could still see a few sprinkles through the evening, so if you are heading out for LSU baseball or maybe dinner and a movie, you may want to grab the rain jacket just in case.
It would be almost impossible to complain about Wednesday’s sunshine, blue skies, and afternoon temperatures in the 60s, especially given this is mid-February. Of course, you know this great stuff can’t last very long.
A cold front will roll through the WAFB viewing area Thursday evening, a little earlier than we had expected. While we could see some scattered rains during the evening commute, this front will not be much of a rainmaker.
Monday morning will be another foggy start with pockets of thick fog. We’ll also have to contend with passing rain showers. Most will be in the form of light rain or mist. Temperatures will be mild to start in the low 60s.
Temperatures will be much warmer than normal as we roll through the first week of February. Afternoon temperatures today will top out at or very near 70 degrees. A sun/cloud mix is expected today as a weak mid-level disturbance passes the area.
We spent the better part of Friday under the clouds with a few showers rolling through around midday. While we expect skies to remain mostly cloudy through the evening, just about everyone stays dry with evening temperatures in the 50s.
The weekend forecast is a good one, with an afternoon high near 60° under partly cloudy skies Saturday and highs in the low 60s under fair skies for Sunday too. This will be a weekend to get outside and get any mid-winter work done.
After another colder than normal late January morning throughout southeast Louisiana (which included a light freeze and patchy frost), temperatures that dropped into the lower 30s will gradually rebound into the upper 50s.
Saturday’s storms had moved east of the viewing area before noon and the WAFB area enjoyed some periods of sunshine during the afternoon. Temperatures began falling at mid-day and will continue through the evening.
A line of strong morning t-storms has started our weekend off on the rocky side. The good news is by afternoon the weather will be dry. Winds will stay breezy today and temperatures will be falling through the afternoon.
Skies will remain mostly cloudy into the evening, with clouds potentially thinning a bit during the overnight hours. That could set the stage for areas of dense fog Friday morning, with wake up temperatures in the low to mid 50s. It gets even warmer for Friday afternoon.
Monday’s persistent cloud deck kept temperatures in the low to mid 40s for most of the WAFB area, with the occasional breeze making it feel even colder than that. Skies will begin to clear Monday evening, too late for any afternoon warm-up, but just in time to set us up for a really cold night.
It would be hard to complain about Wednesday’s weather with those clear skies and near normal temperatures in the 60s, but those same clear skies, the low humidity, and a light, northerly flow will set us up for a very cold night and morning start.
After morning fog and a cloudy start Tuesday, the clouds thinned during the afternoon and allowed a little extra sunshine to warm many WAFB neighborhoods into the mid to upper 70s. But Tuesday will be the end of the 70s for the foreseeable forecast future.