NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A cold front snuck across our region overnight bringing in more dry air and because we were already so dry no rain. Saturday morning temperatures dipped into the 40's in some spots and it's been about 15 degrees cooler in most spots during the day. If you are heading out for your Valentine's date tonight take a jacket. Evening temps will be noticeably cooler in the 50's for the most part. The trade off is all the sunshine we've had and the crystal clear skies on the way tonight.
Sunday looks nice as well at least at the start. We begin the day sunny and we can expect clouds to increase late. Expect temperatures to be a tad warmer with highs in the low 60's. Moisture will increase during the day as well. Look for dew points to climb back into the 40's.
Monday brings the next chance for rain with an upper disturbance pushing by and the moisture having built back into the region. About 80% of us will see some rain and a few will get a heavier thunderstorm maybe even approaching severe limits. The Storm Prediction Center places us under a marginal risk for Monday afternoon.
Once that system pushes past us drier air builds back in Tuesday. Another round of sunshine and dry weather returns for the rest of the week. The spring-like temperatures will also make a comeback next week with highs in the 70's again as we head towards next weekend.