NEW ORLEANS — Not much will change with our weather today. The area of high pressure remains parked over the Carolinas and this continues to bring in the onshore east-northeast winds over Louisiana. Today will stay humid with plenty of sunshine and possibly a shower or two. We will stay warm with highs in the mid 80s. Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the 60s north and 70s south.
An upper-level disturbance/wave will move across the northern Gulf coast on Thursday and Friday. This will push tropical moisture from a tropical wave over the southeastern Gulf toward Louisiana. We will stay warm and humid, but expect spotty showers on Thursday and scattered showers/storms on Friday. Some downpours will be possible especially on Friday. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 80s.
Weekend Forecast: The upper-level disturbance will clear the area on Saturday as a weak cold front moves through. We could have a few left over stray showers during the day. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy, warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s. Sunday will be mainly dry and partly cloudy with highs in the lower to mid 80s.
Next Week Outlook: Forecast models continue to shower a much stronger cold front moving through. However, they are not in agreement with the timing. The American Model shows Wednesday, but the Euro holds off until Friday. Hopefully, they come more into agreement by this weekend. Right now, it does look like we will have MUCH cooler temperatures for Halloween!
Eye on the Tropics: Hurricane Epsilon continues to get better organized and now has a eye showing up on satellite. Conditions will remain favorable for it to maintain hurricane status through Saturday as it brushes by Bermuda Thursday and Friday before it turns NE and goes out to sea. Then it will become an extratropical system as it races NE over the cooler north Atlantic water. This is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.
Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics will stay quiet for the next 5 days.
Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a 10% chance for showers. Highs: 86. Wind NE 5-10 mph.
Partly cloudy and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows north: 67 and south: 72. Wind E 3-8 mph.
Sun/cloud mix, warm and humid with a 30% chacnce for showers. Highs: 84. Wind E 6-12 mph.
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 60% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 68 and south: 72. Highs: 83.
Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% chance for showers. Lows north: 67 and south: 71. Highs: 84.
Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a 10% chance for showers. Lows north: 67 and south: 70. Highs: 85.
Sun/cloud mix, warm and humid with a 30% chance for showers. Lows north: 67 and south: 70. Highs: 86.
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 40% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 67 and south: 72. Highs: 83.