Wet weather in south Louisiana, winter weather north

Wet weather in south Louisiana, winter weather north
NBC33 Staff
Weather Talk

POSTED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:34pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:34pm

A major winter storm is set to impact states from Texas to the East Coast tonight and tomorrow. It will be the same system to bring south Louisiana its cold showers through Wednesday afternoon. 

Winter storm warnings (shaded in pink) and Winter Weather Advisories (shaded in blue) stretch across much of the Deep South.

Breaking down the Stormtracker33 Futurecast over the next 28-hours, you'll notice showers becoming more widespread through the evening, with areas of heavy rain beginning in western Louisiana.

Heading into our bedtime hours, rainfall chances will stay likely. Pockets of moderate to heavy showers will slide eastward into Mississippi and temperatures hover in the upper-30s/lower-40s.

Overnight, showers continue to move over the region. However, they will become more scattered in coverage through morning. Lows fall into the mid-30s under cloudy skies tomorrow and the wet-weather system will trek east into Mississippi and Alabama.

As chances of rain push out of the area tomorrow, stubborn, isolated sprinkles will linger through mid-morning.

Clouds begin to retreat out of Louisiana through Wednesday afternoon and evening. Highs will sneak upward into the upper-40s by mid-afternoon. Although, with clearing skies and calming winds, temperatures will fall-fast through Thursday morning. A light freeze is forecast around most of south Louisiana.

Overall, our Stormtracker33 Futurecast shows rain totals tonight through Wednesday adding up to 1.0-2.5 inches. Some areas, especially in low-lying or poor drainage places, could see ponding of water. Please, be safe on the wet roads. 

Due to the thick cloud cover and rainfall today, highs struggled to warm into the mid-40s across the area. In Baton Rouge, we stayed in the lower-40s all afternoon.

Looking at temperature trends over the past few days, you'll notice highs slumped below seasonal "normal" every day, except Sunday.

GOOD NEWS for the warmer-weather requests, trends this weekend will rise above normal by Friday, and stay there through next week!

Why the change? The main reason is a shift in the jet stream. As it lifts northward, warming winds will enter a majority of the country. Above average temperatures are forecast all the way into the northern Plains next week.

To see the latest 7-day forecast, visit www.nbc33tv.com/weather.


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