It was super weather for Super Bowl Sunday on the Gulf Coast. We do pretty well tonight too. Even though we fall into the 30s, we’ll stay above freezing. Lows for inland counties will hold in the middle 30, especially for communities north of Highway 84. Most of us in coastal counties, north of I-10 will stay in the upper 30s. Closer to the beaches, expect your lows to stick in the lower 40s.
Winds will be gentle tonight out of the west but they change tomorrow. Early morning looks bright and sunny. We’ll quickly rise through the 40s but as a dry cold front moves southward during the afternoon, west winds will become northwesterly and they will increase to 10 to 20 mph. At the same time, the wind gusts will increase to 20 to 30mph. You’ll need both hands on the steering wheel on open and elevated roads.
Plan on a very windy Monday afternoon and evening, producing additional cooling. Dress in layers to be warm for parades, especially if you are in the shade, or at the nighttime parades.
Monday night sends us to just below freezing for the start of Fat Tuesday. Tuesday will still be a brisk day with temperatures struggling to reach the upper 40s. It will be sunny and dry.
After Fat Tuesday, we start a slow warmup that will put us in the middle 50s on Wednesday, increasing to the middle 60s by Friday. Dry weather lingers for most of the work-week.