NEW ORLEANS — After a dreary and chilly day, improving conditions are on the way! Winds will remain brisk tonight with gusts upwards of 30-35 mph, especially in exposed areas. A Wind Advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning at 6 am, however winds will remain breezy around 10-18 mph during the day and begin to diminish during the evening. Parades Friday evening will be chilly with temps in the low 50s and falling into the 40s! A freeze is likely on the Northshore come Saturday morning with lows on the Southshore in the upper 30s and low 40s. A gorgeous day is expected Saturday with sunny skies and highs near 60s. More clouds moving in with a return flow from the Gulf Sunday and highs in the mid 60s. An upper disturbance may help trigger a few showers Lundi Gras, so near 70 with spotty showers Lundi Gras. Mostly dry and mild on Mardi Gras day under partly to mostly cloudy skies. A strong cold front looks to significantly drop temperatures for Ash Wednesday and Thursday! So bundle up when going out to get ashes and grab some seafood!

SEE: Mardi Gras 2020 Parade Schedule

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DETAILED FORECAST:

TONIGHT:

Rain ending. Clearing skies overnight. Chilly and windy! Wind Adviosry. Low: S 44, N 38. Winds: N 10-20, Gusts 35.

FRIDAY:

Very chilly and sunny! Breezy. High: 55. Winds: N 10-18.

SATURDAY:

A cold morning. Freezing Northshore. Sunny and cool. Low: S 41, N 31. High: 60.

SUNDAY:

Chilly morning. Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Milder temps. Low:S 44, N 38. High: 66.

LUNDI GRAS:

Mostly cloudy. Milder. 30% chance for spotty showers. Bit more humid. Low: S 55, N 52. High: 69.

MARDI GRAS:

Mostly cloudy. 20% chance for early isolated showers, then mostly dry. Mild. Low: S 56, N 53. high: 67.

ASH WEDNESDAY:

Cloudy early, then clearing. Very chilly temps. Breezy. Low: S 47, N 40. High: 53.

THURSDAY:

A cold morning. Freezing North and West. Sunny skies and chilly. Low: S 39, N 30. High: 52.

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