Sunday warmup starts another weather roller coaster ride

Cold front Tuesday could bring strong storms

Don Ames
February 10, 2019 - 1:15 pm
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Another cold snap has come to an end, and we find ourselves back in the 70s this Sunday.

We'll be even warmer on Monday, as southerly winds return and we see highs in the upper 70s. It'll be more humid, though, with scattered showers. 

Then, another reversal. 

Local weather expert, WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says a strong cold front will move through on Monday night into Tuesday morning. 

"Expect showers and storms...a few possibly severe with damaging winds," says Nussbaum. 

"The cold front will move through by noon on Tuesday. We'll have scattered storms in the morning that could still be strong to severe with damaging winds possible."

Tuesday's high temperatures will occur in the morning, as we drop to the mid 60s overnight. By Tuesday afternoon, we'll fall to the upper 50s. 

"It'll be chilly again Tuesday night, with lows in the 30s north of the lake, and 40s south," says Nussbaum. 

"We'll see sunny skies and continued cool temperatures on Wednesday, only reaching the lower 60s. Then, the winds will shift from the northeast to the southeast, as the area of high pressure moves east of us on Thursday and Friday."

That means we warm back up to the 70s Thursday and Friday. "We'll also have to dodge some rain and storms each day," Nussbaum says, "especially Thursday night into Friday morning as another cold front moves through."

That means highs back in the 50s come Saturday.

DETAILED FORECAST

SUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs around 70. Wind E/SE 6-12 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy and cool with patchy dense fog. Lows around 63. Wind E 5-10 mph.

MONDAY:
Morning fog, then mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with a 40% chance for scattered showers. Highs around 77. Wind SE 8-15 mph.

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with an 80% chance for morning showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could be strong to severe. Then mostly cloudy, windy and cool. Lows around 67. Highs around 67.

WEDNESDAY:
Clear and cool. Lows around 45. Highs around 61.

THURSDAY:
Sun/cloud mix, breezy and milder with a 30% chance for showers. Lows around 51. Highs around 72.

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, windy and mild with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 63. Highs around 71.

SATURDAY:
Clear, breezy and cooler. Lows north of the lake around 39 and south around 47. Highs around 59.
 

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