FXUS64 KLIX 102124
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
324 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.DISCUSSION...Quiet day and from the appearance on visible
satellite it looks like the last vestiges of snow may have finally
melted away over the CWA. Other than that skies were clear for the
most part. Only a few streaks of cirrus currently moving across
coastal cntrl and sern Louisiana. With pretty much full sun temps
were able to warm up nicely into the mid 50s to near 60.
Overall the forecast will remain quiet through at least Thursday we
will see the passage of one cold front overnight Monday. L/W trough
over the eastern CONUS will remain entrenched over this area as
another strong s/w drops southeast through the Plains and towards
the TN/OH valleys. This will help to send that reinforcing cold
front across the region overnight Monday. This will cool things back
off again but not anything like we saw last week and early this
weekend. This front will be dry as well so don't look for any rain.
Wednesday and Thursday will remain quiet and then there are some
questions heading into the the end of the week. A lot hinges on the
handling of a cut off low over which is currently west of the Baja.
Have introduced low end pops across the southeastern half/third. If
the cut off low does not get pulled into the eastern CONUS L/W then
we will likely remain dry with colder air moving in. However if the
low does merge with the trough then it should open up the region to
some moisture and allow the return of rain to portions of the
region late this week. /CAB/
.AVIATION...Overall all terminals should remain in VFR status.
However can not rule out tempo MVFR/IFR vsbys due to light patchy
fog. After sunrise tomorrow expect VFR conditions through the day
with the next cold front moving through after 6z Tue. /CAB/
.MARINE...High pressure will push out of the region tomorrow
with another cold front moving in overnight Monday. Winds will
remain on the light side tonight and then slowly pick up tomorrow.
Once the cold front moves through looks for headlines once again as
winds accelerate out of the northwest. Winds will once again subside
some on Wednesday and Thursday before responding once again to
another cold frontal passage. /CAB/
DSS code: Green.
Decision Support Services (DSS) Code Legend
Green = No weather impacts that require action.
Blue = Long-fused watch, warning, or advisory in effect or
high visibility event.
Yellow = Heightened impacts with short-fused watch, warning or
advisory issuances; radar support.
Orange = High Impacts; Slight to Moderate risk severe; nearby tropical
events; HazMat or other large episodes.
Red = Full engagement for Moderate risk of severe and/or
direct tropical threats; Events of National Significance.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MCB 33 65 40 56 / 0 0 0 0
BTR 34 66 39 58 / 0 0 0 0
ASD 36 65 41 59 / 0 0 0 0
MSY 40 67 46 59 / 0 0 0 0
GPT 37 64 42 59 / 0 0 0 0
PQL 33 65 39 59 / 0 0 0 0