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Hazy, humid Thursday

A cold front arrives Friday with a few showers

NEW ORLEANS — Folks may have noticed a haze across the sky over the last few days. This is actually from wildfires in eastern Canada. The surface and upper pattern have helped to bring the smoke down the East coast and now across the Gulf coast. Won't see this clear until our cold front! A deep upper trough will bring the first real taste of Fall this season for the weekend and early next week! 

With the front, we're expecting a few spotty to scattered showers late Thursday and mostly after midnight Friday. Only anticipating 30-40% and about .10-.25" of accumulation. So not much! Highs in the mid 80s Friday, but the real surge of cooler and less humid air arrives for Saturday!

By Saturday, morning lows in the 60s and an afternoon high in the upper 70s! By Sunday morning we'll drop into the 50s and 60s with some upper 40s possible farther north! A gradual increase in temps and humidity through mid next week...but cooler than it has been!

Eye on the Tropics:

Philippe is finally moving away from the islands and will likely pick up a bit of strength as it moves northward, though the NHC maintains its strength as a tropical storm passing over Bermuda. Then the remnants may move into Maine and Nova Scotia this weekend.

Elsewhere no development is expected in the next 7 days.

Long-range models are continuing to hint at possible development by mid to late next week in the Bay of Campeche or southern Gulf. As of now, nothing looks to be a threat and models aren't necessarily developing an organized tropical system. In fact, both the Euro and GFS send a surge of moisture and rainfall northward, which gets lifted along a developing upper trough over New Mexico and W TX. This could bring us rain late next week before another cold front moves through for the following weekend. Still far out, but models in close agreement at this time. We could use the rain!

Detailed Forecast


Partly cloudy. skies. Mild temps, nice. Low: S 72, N 64. Winds: SE 5-10.


Partly to mostly cloudy. 30% showers late. Very warm, bit more humid. High: 89. Winds: SE 6-12.


Mostly cloudy. 40% showers before daybreak. Becoming breezy, less humid late. Low: S 72, N 65. High: 86.


Partly cloudy. Much cooler, less humid. Breezy. Low: S 68, N 60. High: 78.


Sunny. Much cooler, less humid. Low: S 61, N 50. High: 74.


Sunny. Mild, low humidity. Low: S 61, N 50. High: 79.


Mostly sunny. Very pleasant! Low: S 64, N 53. High: 83.


Partly cloudy. Stray shower. Nice. Low: S 66, N 57. High: 85.

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