Posted: Mar 7, 2014 6:08 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
High pressure is sliding across the state of Louisiana promoting a much calmer day as we wrap the work week. After a chilly, cloudy start returning sunshine will allow thermometers to climb into the lower and middle 60s. All in all, it will feel much warmer than what we've experience most of this week. As winds shift slightly to the south, tonight won't cool quite as much as Thursday Night and we can expect a temperature in the middle 40s under partly cloudy skies.
With the high set up near Florida this weekend, our return flow from the Gulf of Mexico will kick back into play. A few disturbances will pass through the mid-levels, though with little moisture in the atmosphere, no more than some increasing high clouds are expected for Saturday. Dry weather, some sunshine and southerly winds should lead to a high near 70°. Clouds are expected to quickly increase Saturday Night and southerly winds will keep lows yet another 10° warmer in the 50s. At this time, a slow-moving cold front is expected to approach the area on Sunday. Ahead of it, the southerly pump will continue and leave temperatures mild. However, the front will be close enough to develop clouds and some rain showers.
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