Zack: Rain for tonight; a nice weekend ahead

Increasing clouds through the day on Friday will lead to rain showers this evening.

Zack: Rain for tonight; a nice weekend ahead
NOLA Weekend Forecast (Source: FOX 8 Weather)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - For the weekend to be a nice one we will have to sacrifice the weather later tonight as a round of showers is expected to cross the area making for a dreary Friday evening.

Today we are seeing increasing clouds but most areas will likely stay dry through the daylight hours. Later this evening is when the rain will enter the picture bringing a wet few hours to kickoff the weekend forecast. Any chance for severe weather or sustained heavy rainfall looks minimal as this will be a form of cool weather showers.

This weather system quickly gets east of us later tonight setting the stage for a beautiful, early March weekend. Highs will dip back down into the 60s for Saturday and Sunday with sunshine making a return. There will be a cool breeze blowing for the weekend but it will just add to the marvelous weather on the way.

Slowly temperatures will climb back into the 70s going into next week as humidity moves in by Tuesday. This means the good feeling air will depart leaving us with a true spring feel come midweek. Highs return to the 80s for Thursday with rain chances remaining low.

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