(WVUE) - A warm and muggy day is on tap for southeast Louisiana with a few showers around.
Rain chances will increase as the day progresses, and a few storms will be possible this evening as a cold front crosses the area. There is a marginal risk north of Lake Pontchartrain indicating the potential for a heavy downpour, frequent lightning, and gusty winds.
Rain will clear overnight, with just a few coastal showers left by Wednesday morning. Behind the front, it will be a touch cooler with temperatures likely staying in the 60s all day. We will see a mix of clouds and sun on Wednesday and Thursday, but it should also be mostly dry.
Southerly flow will return quickly and allow for a warm up into the weekend. A stray shower looks possible on Friday and Saturday.
A strong disturbance may bring widespread rain and storms as early as Saturday night lasting into Sunday morning.
At this time, the disturbance looks to clear the area in time for St. Patrick's Day Parade in Metairie on Sunday.