NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Strong southerly winds are helping temperatures bounce back to near 80-degrees in most locations Saturday afternoon, but don't get used to the heat. A strong cold front is moving south and will push into the region early Sunday morning. Expect temperatures to start out in the mid-to-upper 50's and fall into the 40's by mid-day.
Rain-wise we will see just a shower or two through the evening with the best chance for storms during the wee hours of Sunday morning just ahead of the front. The Storm Prediction Center is slowly moving it's risk area north and west, but parts of Tangipahoa, Washington and St. Tammany Parishes are still under the marginal risk zone. That's the lowest designation for possible severe storms, but signals a storm or two could still reach severe limits with strong winds.
The heavy storms will end early, but a warm moist flow in the mid and upper levels will allow a cold rain to continue through most of the day. Expect showers to hang around into the start of the week as well with very cold temperatures. Highs will likely stay in the 40's on Monday.