(WBRZ News 2 Meteorologist Josh Eachus) While the week is beginning unsettled, timing of a cold front and thundershowers should work out just right for Mardi Gras.
Today and Tonight: For Lundi Gras, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through mid-afternoon. It will not rain constantly and while organized severe weather is not anticipated, a storm or tow could briefly produce downpours, gusty wind and/or small hail. Late day breaks of sun will help high temperatures into the mid to upper 70s. Mostly cloudy skies continue tonight with a sticky low temperature in the upper 60s—higher than a normal high for the time of year. Winds will be south, southeast at 5-10mph.
Up Next: Mardi Gras day is looking drier with more sunshine, but we can’t completely rule out an isolated shower. It's certainly not looking to washout any plans. A cold front will push through on Wednesday, and that will usher in some cool, dry air leading into a fairly normal beginning to March. The chance of rain returns Sunday.