Rain, then cold, greets parade-goers tonight

Front will push the rain clouds away and drop temperatures

Chris Miller
February 20, 2020 - 3:26 pm
Mardi Gras Rain

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UPDATE: All parades tonight have been rescheduled due to high winds.

It might not be a rain-free evening for the people catching the parades early. WWL-TV meteorologist Payton Malone tells us showers will still be around as parades get started at 5:30.

"Rain showers are possible and it is going to be chilly and windy, those wind chills feeling like the 30s and 40s," Payton said. "The rain will eventually move out, probably after 8:00 p.m. or so."

But after a damp and chilly set of parades tonight, things look real good to start the weekend.

"Sunshine and cool temperatures as we head throughout your Friday and Saturday," said Payton, with 50s for highs tomorrow and Saturday, and mid-60s for Sunday.

TODAY:
Cloudy, windy and turning colder with a 100% chance for rain. Highs: 65 in the morning and falling to the lower 50s by the afternoon. Wind N 10-20 mph.

TONIGHT:
Becoming clear, windy and much colder. Lows north: 37 and south: 43. Wind N 10-20 mph.

FRIDAY:
Sunny, windy and chilly. Highs: 54. Wind N 15-20 mph.

SATURDAY:
Plenty of sun, cool and pleasant. Lows north: 31 with frost and south: 39. Highs: 58.

SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy and milder. Lows north: 38 and south: 45. Highs: 66.

LUNDI GRAS:
Cloudy and warmer with a 40% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 54 and south: 58. Highs: 71.

MARDI GRAS:
Mostly cloudy and mild with a 40% chance for scattered showers in the morning. Lows north: 54 and south: 57. Highs: 67.

WEDNESDAY:
Early clouds, then sunny, breezy and turning colder. Lows north: 46 and south 50. Highs: 62, then falling.

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