Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) may get off to a rainy start in New Orleans, but forecasters expect the weather to clear up by the afternoon.
The National Weather Service’s Slidell office is forecasting a 20 percent chance of rain in New Orleans before noon on Thanksgiving Day. After noon, the weather will improve, “gradually becoming sunny” with a high temperature near 62 degrees. The overnight low Thursday night will be 53.
The rain returns Friday, when there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the New Orleans area. A thunderstorm is possible after noon.
Here is the full forecast for the remainder of the week, including Thanksgiving Day.
Tuesday night – Clear. Low around 44.
Wednesday – Sunny. High near 62.
Wednesday night – A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds with a low around 46.
Thanksgiving Day – A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. High near 62.
Thursday night – Mostly clear. Low around 53.
Friday – Slight chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 70. Chance of rain is 80 percent.
Friday night – Showers before midnight. Low around 59. Chance of rain is 80 percent.