NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - As national attention stays riveted to the snow storm in New England, the large circulation is having a more pleasant effect on our local weather.
Cool, dry air is getting pushed south, keeping us with sunny skies and pleasant conditions. Highs peaked in the 70s today as the dry air heats very efficiently. With hardly a cloud in the sky, that ended up being a rather easy task. We are even getting ready for another cold front to push through early Wednesday morning. That will allow temperatures to moderate and not be quite as warm for Wednesday.
In the upper levels, as the northeast low weakens, we will see the upper flow across our area flatten out into a weak ridge. That means warmer temperatures for Thursday. Another front pushes by Friday, but again little in the way of surface moisture so we don't have to worry about rain.
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. By the weekend, an upper low will settle over Mexico and kick moisture north over our cool, dry air. That change will bring in a chance for rain over the weekend. With a big parade weekend that certainly isn't what we like to hear, but we will monitor the weather closely moving into Saturday and Sunday.