We’re in the throes of Spring Break! I’m heading to Vegas later this week, another coworker is making his way to Florida the same day. While nobody I know is heading to New Orleans, it’s quite a popular destination as well. Let’s see what it’ll be along the Gulf Coast for the next couple days!
At 1053pm CDT, the temperature at New Orleans, LA was 63 degrees under overcast skies. A patch of stratus is keeping the light of the full moon at bay tonight, but should break up some late Wednesday morning. An area of low pressure is getting revved up over the Central Plains, which looks to give plenty of snow in the Upper Midwest over the next 36 hours. Meanwhile, on the southern end, a cold front is pushing its way into the Southern High Plains of OK/TX. As the low shifts into the Mid-MS River Valley on Thursday, the cold front will swing through TX into LA, kicking up a few isolated morning showers in the area, but scattered thunderstorms are anticipated to develop during the day along the front. A few could be strong as they slide through, with most of the activity shifting east of New Orleans by sunset.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds. High 77, Low 60.
Thursday: Thunderstorms, possibly strong, clears out late evening. High 78, Low 63.
TWC: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 77, Low 61.
Thursday: Thunderstorms. High 76, Low 62.
AW: Wednesday: Breezy with partial sunshine. Isolated showers possible. High 77, Low 61.
Thursday: A strong afternoon thunderstorm. High 74, Low 60.
NWS: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 59.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms start early morning, possible through afternoon. High 75, Low 59.
WB: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 76, Low 59.
Thursday: Thunderstorms. High 75, Low 63.
WN: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 77, Low 59.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. High 75, Low 64.
FIO: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 75, Low 60.
Thursday: Light rain until afternoon, starting again in evening. High 78, Low 62.
While the Gulf Coast is fairly quiet overall (we can still see some stratus hanging around Southeastern LA), we see a mass of clouds stirring up over WY and into the Northern Plains. This will be the system that produces an early Spring snowstorm up this way, meanwhile the developing front will affect the Gulf on Thursday.