Surface high pressure is centered just off the southeast Louisiana coast early this morning, with a cold front extended from Virginia to the ArkLaTex region. The cold front to our north will move through the area tonight and early Tuesday morning. Little to no precipitation is expected with this front as moisture is very limited. Temps will cool back down to near to slightly above normal for Tuesday and Wednesday highs.
The onshore flow returns Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night. Going to take a while to moisten up, but could begin to see a few showers with warm air advection by about Thursday night. A surface low-pressure will track north of the area with a trailing cold front this weekend. We will continue to track this as the week goes on as the threat for SEVERITY is being outlined by the Storm Prediction Center Friday into Saturday. The front will return north rather quickly Sunday afternoon or night: with another low pressure/cold front to move through on Tuesday. There is certainly the potential for a heavy rain event over the weekend. Current indications would put another 2-3 inches of rain across northern portions of the area. Fortunately, we’ve had some time to dry out a bit from last Thursday/Friday’s rain.
Ahead of the front, highs Thursday, Friday and potentially Saturday, will reach into the 70s in most areas, and can’t rule out a few spots getting real close to the 80 degree mark.