NEW ORLEANS -- The area of high pressure that has been over the region will move east Thursday as a cold front approaches Thursday night. We will still be very warm and humid Thursday afternoon with a slight chance for a shower. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

The cold front will move through town Thursday evening. It will bring spotty showers and thunderstorms - mainly on the Northshore. Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds. SPC has put South Mississippi in a Marginal Risk for severe weather.

The front should clear the area by midnight, and then we will see an end to any rain or storms. The clouds will gradually clear out overnight. It will turn windy and much cooler by morning with lows in the upper 50s north and upper 60s south.

An area of high pressure will build in behind the cold front on Friday with sunny skies. It will be breezy and MUCH COOLER with highs only in the mid 70s. Friday night will actually be a tad chilly on the Northshore with lows in the upper 40s. South of the lake it will be cool with lows in the upper 50s.

Here is the latest 7-day forecast

The weekend is going to be gorgeous and mild as the area of high pressure remains over us. Each day will be sunny with highs in the 70s. Lows will be chilly north in the 40s and cool south in the 50s.

FINALLY we will have some Fall Weather! Be sure to get out and enjoy it!

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