Dave Nussbaum - WWL-TV Morning Meteorologist

We will have more beautiful weather today and all weekend! An area of high pressure will build over us today. This will provide us with plenty of sunshine along with some slightly warmer high temperatures in the lower 60s. Tonight will be clear and chilly, but not as cold. Lows north will be in the mid 30s with some frost so protect plants and pets. South of the lake will be in the mid 40s. Bundle up if you are headed to any football games this evening!

Weekend Forecast: The area of high pressure will be moving east of us this weekend, and that means we will see some warmer temperatures. This will be perfect weather for any festivals or any other outdoor events! Saturday will have plenty of sun with high temperatures in the upper 60s. Sunday will have a few more clouds over us as a weak dry cold front moves toward us. High temperatures will be back in the 70s. The weather will be great for tailgating for the Saints game on Sunday at 3:25 pm.

Next Week Outlook: A weak and dry cold front will move through on Monday, but it will only bring us partly cloudy skies and slightly cooler temperatures by Tuesday in the upper 60s. Then it looks like an upper-level wave will either move over us or just south of Louisiana in the Gulf. The forecast models are not in total agreement yet of this. Right now, we will see a slight chance for some rain Tuesday and Wednesday and a little better chance for spotty showers or storms on Thursday, Thanksgiving. Highs all week will be in the mid to upper 60s.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

FRIDAY:

Lots of sunshine and milder. Highs around 63. Wind NE 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT/SATURDAY MORNING:

Mostly clear and chilly. Cold lows north of the lake around 37 with frost, protect plants, pets, people, and south around 45. Wind NE 3-5 mph.

SATURDAY:

Sunny and mild. Highs around 68. Wind E 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy and mild. Chilly lows north of the lake around 43, and cool south around 51. Highs around 72.

MONDAY:

Partly cloudy and mild. Chilly lows north of the lake around 48, and cool south around 53. Highs around 71.

TUESDAY:

Partly cloudy and cooler with a 20% chance for isolated showers. Chilly lows north of the lake around 50, and south around 56. Highs around 67.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly cloudy and cool with a 20% chance for isolated showers. Chilly lows north of the lake around 48, and south around 54. Highs around 66.

THURSDAY - THANKSGIVING:

Mostly cloudy and cool with a 30% chance for spotty showers or thunderstorms. Chilly lows north of the lake around 49, and south around 54. Highs around 67.