Carl Arredondo - WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist

Not too bad for next couple of days before high storm chance comes around for Black Friday.

Colder overnight into Wednesday morning. Lows north of the lake in upper 30s, protect pets, people and chilly south of the lake in mid 40s, protect pets, people. Mostly clear Wednesday afternoon with highs in low to mid 60s.

An upper disturbance will track across the Gulf on Thanksgiving. Moisture and rain may stay far enough south in the Gulf, but still can't rule out a 20% chance for isolated showers on Thanksgiving morning south of the lake with cloudy skies over the entire area. Chilly lows in 40s. Partly cloudy Thanksgiving afternoon with highs in mid 60s.

Rain chance for showers and storms increases Friday afternoon into the evening.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

TUESDAY NIGHT/WEDNESDAY MORNING:

Clear and colder. Lows north of the lake around 39, protect pets, people and south of the lake around 46, protect pets, people. Wind NE 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly clear and nice. Highs around 63. Wind N/NE 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT/THURSDAY MORNING:

Mostly cloudy and chilly with a 20% chance for isolated showers south of the lake. Lows in the 40s, protect pets, people. Wind NE 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY – THANKSGIVING:

20% chance for isolated showers south of the lake before 9am, then partly cloudy and mild. Highs around 64. Wind NE/E 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY – BLACK FRIDAY:

Mostly cloudy, breezy, and mild with a 70% chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Chilly lows north of the lake around 46, protect pets, people and cool south of the lake around 53. Highs around 72.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy and mild. Cool lows in the 50s. Highs around 74.

SUNDAY:

50% chance for scattered morning showers or thunderstorms, turning windy and cooler behind front. Cool lows north of the lake around 55 and south of the lake around 61. Highs around 76 then temps falling.

MONDAY:

Partly cloudy, breezy, and cooler. Cold lows north of the lake around 38, protect pets, people and chilly south of the lake around 45 protect pets, people. Highs around 60.

TUESDAY:

Mostly clear and cool. Cold lows north of the lake around 37 with frost, protect plants, pets, people and chilly south of the lake around 44, protect pets, people. Highs around 58.