Zack: Slightly cooler with a chance for a Saturday shower

Highs this afternoon will not make it out of the 70s making for a “slightly” cooler day.

Zack: Slightly cooler with a chance for a Saturday shower
Source: FOX 8 Weather (Source: FOX 8 Weather)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - For the first time in what seems like forever we may not touch 80 degrees for a high this afternoon as a weak front has stalled across the area bringing a chance for rain along with slightly cooler air.

As we go through this afternoon you can expect plentiful clouds along with a few passing showers. Many areas will see multiple dry hours but with a little daytime heating through the afternoon, a few downpours could develop along the stalled front at the coast. Highs today will stay in the 70s which is still above normal but hey, it’s not the 80s.

For the second half of the weekend the stalled front will shift back north leading to a round of storms across far northern areas first thing on Sunday. Now once that front lifts back north into Mississippi our pattern reverts back to what it has been over the past several days. Warm, humid with a mixture of sun and clouds along with that chance for a few spotty showers. Highs on Sunday are likely to climb right back to near 80 degrees.

Next week we totally dry out and really heat things up. Tuesday onward could see a run of record breaking warm days as highs head for the middle to upper 80s. Summer in March could be a reality next week.

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