Though a day later than many would like, alas our weather is trending quieter. The surface low pressure system responsible for the wintry Mardi Gras is positioned off to our south in the Gulf of Mexico and is slowly lifting northeastward. Most of the precipitation with this system has fallen on its northern and eastern sides; however, scattered showers are expected to return this afternoon and evening as an upper level trough approaches from the west. Overcast skies early may yield a few peeks of sunshine early, but overall look for a mainly cloudy one. Less precipitation and a thinner cloud deck will allow thermometers to cross the 50° plateau this afternoon.
Look for areas of rain, cloudy skies and a slightly warmer night with thermometers holding in the mid-40s. An upper level tough will cut across the south tonight and early Thursday. This disturbance will try to spin up a surface low. Together, the complex may have enough juice to throw us a few more spotty showers into the first half of Thursday. Eventually, this weak system will dissipate and be absorbed by the much more potent Gulf low we dealt with earlier this week.