The severe weather threat verified in some locations Tuesday Night with tornado warnings issued for parts of St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes, as well as Amite County. Fortunately, they had been no reports of damage as of 6am Wednesday.
As a cold front presses eastward, rain will end with clouds breaking through Wednesday.
Today and Tonight: Leftover rain will dissipate through the morning hours. A cold front, trailing the batch of rain by a few miles, will sweep across the region by afternoon allowing sunshine to return late. Temperatures will struggle to climb through the 60s, but we’ll forecast a high near 70°. Overnight, as skies go clear, lows will dip back to more seasonable readings in the upper 40s.
Looking Ahead: The week will wrap up on a “much more like it” kind of note. Thursday and Friday will offer mostly clear skies with highs around 70 and lows in the upper 40s. A few reinforcing cold fronts are expected to pass the area over the weekend with little more than some passing clouds. Temperatures will respond by dipping below average, and Sunday and Monday may find lows in the upper 30s with highs struggling for 60! Brrrr!
Forecast Discussion: The vigorous upper level trough and vast storm system, which brought heavy rain and severe storms, is pulling northeastward toward the Great Lakes. Behind a cold front, the local area will find cooler and drier air filtering into the region. A parade of weak surface highs and cold fronts will push through between now and Monday. One of these cold fronts, pegged for Saturday, will have a little bit more punch and could potentially stir up a shower but in all likelihood, clouds will be the greatest consequence. This front will also transport in the coolest air so far this fall with highs struggling for the 60s and lows dipping into the upper 30s by Sunday and Monday.
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