Mardi Gras celebrations go into full swing this weekend and we really couldn’t ask for much better weather for February. A few clouds will venture into the area this afternoon but we’ll still be mostly to partly sunny. Thankfully these clouds will not be bringing any rain, just occasionally blocking the sun. Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50’s. This is about five degrees below average for early February so it will be a little on the cool side but not exceptionally chilly. Winds will be light out of the north.
Tonight temperatures will fall quickly under partly cloudy skies. For the evening parades, bring a coat with to stay warm during the later hours. Gloves may also be a good thing, especially if you’re planning on catching a lot of beads and candy. By sunrise tomorrow, temperatures will reach the lower 30’s and upper 20’s. Areas north of Interstate 10 will get a light freeze so take care of any cold sensitive plants.
Tomorrow is sunny and still cool. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 50’s with light winds that start northerly and become westerly during the afternoon. The weather will be great for parades and outdoor activities and the evening should be good for watching the Super Bowl. The cool, dry weather continues through Mardi Gras. All parades and activities will be a go but dress warmly! Highs will only make it to about 50 degrees. The dry and slightly cool pattern will continue through the start of next weekend.