StormTracker Forecast...Clouds build in from the west as high pressure pushes to the east and a disturbance approaches the area from the west. Highs will top out in the mid and upper 50s. An evening shower will be possible, but rain chances gradually increase mainly late tonight and into the overnight hours. The rain chance overnight is around 40%. It won’t be as cold tonight thanks to added cloud cover. Temperatures will dip into the low and mid 40s.
Wet Weekend: A surface low pressure system is expected to form in the northern Gulf of Mexico today and track toward Florida this weekend, which means most of the rain, especially the heavy rain, will stay to our east and southeast. For now, we are forecasting a 60% chance for rain on Saturday and Saturday night and 40% chance for wet weather on Sunday.
We can expect off-and-on rain through the day and night on Saturday. An upper-level low will move across the northern Gulf Coast on Sunday, which will keep rain chances elevated. Our area could see around 0.25-1.25″ of rain through Monday — Some areas could see more than that. These rain totals could change, all depending on where the Gulf low ends up tracking. Ultimately, the heaviest rain totals AND the greatest rain coverage should remain to our southeast and east. Highs will mainly be in the 50s thanks to the rain and cloud cover. Stay tuned for changes this weekend. All in all, plan on some wet weather at times this weekend.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: High pressure will settle into the region, just to our west, by Monday. Monday and Christmas Eve will be mainly clear and mild with temperatures in the mid and upper 60s. Areas of patchy fog will be possible Christmas Eve night and into early Christmas morning. Other than that, Santa should not run into any weather-related issues in Southeast Louisiana. Christmas Day will feature sun and clouds with temperatures in the lower 70s.
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