It was a beautiful weekend in Southeast Louisiana! We hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine!
As we head into the first full week of February, our weather pattern will begin to change. Yes, once again. Onshore winds will usher in Gulf air, which will help warm us up and increase the humidity. You will notice it more by Tuesday. Clouds will thicken, winds will pick up out of the southeast, and thermometers will be pushing 80 degrees. A couple of showers will be possible on Tuesday, but rain chances ramp up Wednesday and Wednesday night as a cold front passes through the region.
Wednesday’s cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area. Out ahead of the front, scattered showers and storms will likely develop before a line of storms moves in from west to east. Severe weather parameters do not look overly impressive, but that can certainly change. Rain totals should be manageable for most – Estimated rain totals look to be between 0.75 and 1.25 inches with locally higher amounts.
Slight rain chances remain in the forecast on Thursday and even into Friday, but another front will swing through and bring Canadian air down to the Gulf Coast. Most areas will stay dry with this secondary cold front, but we will be much colder as the second weekend of parades kicks off! If you are making plans to go to any of the area parades, you will want to wear long sleeves and grab the purple, green, and gold jackets.