Nicondra: Warming as we head towards the first day of spring

Nicondra: Warming as we head towards the first day of spring

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The work week looks to start out on a dry note as an upper high stretching across the Gulf helps keep any rain from developing over the next couple of days. Monday will begin on a warm note with highs in the 60's and upper 50's. Some patchy fog may develop especially around bodies of water, but it doesn't look to be widespread. The afternoon will be nice under partly cloudy skies with warm temperatures in the upper 70's with some spots hitting the 80-degree mark.

Tuesday looks to be dry for the wearing of the green. Plenty of St. Patrick's day celebrations still in play and we can expect the weather to cooperate although we should see a little more cloud cover. By Wednesday the upper ridging will weaken and the upper low to the west will have shifted enough east that we will have mostly cloudy skies and showers move into the area. Some rain could be heavy with a couple of thunderstorms. The end of the week is a bit questionable, but we can continue to enjoy the march to nicer weather as the first day of spring is coming up this week.

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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood

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