NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - More sunshine has moved in behind a cold front, and temperatures will be in the low to mid 60s this afternoon. Friday will feel more winter-like with temperatures starting out in the 30s on the north shore and 40s on the south shore.
Highs will only reach the mid-50s, but it won't last long.
A rapidly moving disturbance will return the humidity to the area on New Year's Eve. At this time, we should be prepared for some rain to be around as the clock strikes midnight. Rain and some storms are very likely New Year's Day. A few heavy downpours could even result in some localized street flooding.
The stormy pattern may last into Monday with drier weather expected by Tuesday. There are indications that arctic air may try to reach Louisiana by the middle of next week. The timing is highly uncertain right now, but current indications are that it could be here by late Wednesday or Thursday.