NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It's hot and sunny out in most locations this Saturday, but that is the precursor to a big change in our forecast. Temperatures are trending in the mid-to-upper 80's in most locations as we await a strong cold front. The front will move through late Saturday. Ahead of it we can expect a few thunderstorms into the evening with a line of showers and storms moving through late.
The Storm Prediction Center places most of the area under a marginal risk for severe weather meaning that one or two storm could reach severe levels on both sides of the lake with the best chances are closest to Mississippi where the risk level increases to slight.
Expect much cooler air to move in for Sunday. Temperatures will be cooler in the morning with chilly air filtering in through the day. High temperatures may stay in the 60's all day Sunday with a strong northwesterly wind!
Most of next week looks warm, sunny and dry with no rain in the forecast. By the end of next week the summer-like muggies will set in for the beginning of Jazzfest and we will be watching another approaching front.
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