NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Thanksgiving holiday was absolutely fabulous with comfortable temperatures and a good bit of sun. The mild weather was perfect for visiting and major outdoor events like this mornings Turkey Run and the Bayou Classic parade.
A strong southeasterly wind will keep the mild and muggy conditions in play so those eager shoppers lining up early for Black Friday deals will not need to be as bundled up. Look for temperatures to remain in the 60s overnight and 70s during the day through the weekend.
The southeasterly flow is strong enough that it is prompting a coastal flood advisory. The advisory remains in effect through Friday morning.
Warm moist air continues to surge in ahead of a very slow moving front draped across the center of the country. The upper flow is mostly parallel to the front making it a creeper. That southwest flow will also pull moisture from Pacific Hurricane Sandra into the frontal zone fueling heavy rains across central Texas, Oklahoma and north to the Great Lakes region.
We don't expect much change until the front finally arrives towards the middle of next week when rain chances increase and temperatures go down.