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A cold front brings beautiful fall weather this weekend

Expect a pleasant drop in temperatures and humidity this weekend.

NEW ORLEANS — A warm but pretty comfortable week of weather is ahead before a fall cold front arrives this weekend. Today through Thursday continue steady with pleasant mornings and evenings followed by warm afternoons near 90. Mugginess will increase a little, and an east breeze will make it feel fairly nice. 

The cold front sweeps through on Friday and could bring a few spotty showers or thunderstorms. We aren't looking for a lot of rain to alleviate drought conditions, but we could pick up a quarter-inch or so.

Cooler air will start to filter in Saturday when skies will gradually clear and temperatures will top out only around 80. Sunday looks like a beauty with 50s and 60s in the morning and a delightful afternoon in the 70s.

Eye on the Tropics:

Only one active system is in the Atlantic this week, and no other spots are set to form soon. 

The active system is Tropical Storm Philippe which is near the Lesser Antilles. It is forecast to move north in the next several days. It may pass near Bermuda and could eventually bring rain to Nova Scotia as a post-tropical system.

We have no threats here for the next week or longer. That will take us to mid-October. It's always nice to reach that point in the season, because we don't usually get hurricanes here after that. Of course we'll keep watching through the official end of the season on November 30.

Detailed Forecast


Mostly sunny. Very warm, breezy. High: 89. Winds: ESE 8-15.


Mostly sunny. Very warm, breezy. Low: S 73, N 63. High: 89.


Partly cloudy. Stray shower. Very warm, bit more humid. Low: S 74, N 64. High: 89.


Mostly cloudy. 30% spotty showers. Becoming breezy, less humid late. Low: S 74, N 66. High: 88.


Partly cloudy. Much cooler, less humid. Breezy. Low: S 70, N 58. High: 81.


Partly cloudy. Much cooler, less humid. Low: S 65, N 52. High: 76.


Mostly sunny. Mild, low humidity. Low: S 64, N 52. High: 78.

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