Forecast Details for New Orleans, LA

Recent Locations: New Orleans, LA  
Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Calm wind.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 56. North wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

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Weather Topic: What are Contrails?

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Contrails Next Topic: Cumulonimbus Clouds

A contrail is an artificial cloud, created by the passing of an aircraft.

Contrails form because water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines is suspended in the air under certain temperatures and humidity conditions. These contrails are called exhaust contrails.

Another type of contrail can form due to a temporary reduction in air pressure moving over the plane's surface, causing condensation. These are called aerodynamic contrails.

When you can see your breath on a cold day, it is also because of condensation. The reason contrails last longer than the condensation from your breath is because the water in contrails freezes into ice particles.

Next Topic: Cumulonimbus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Cumulus Clouds?

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Cumulus Clouds Next Topic: Drizzle

Cumulus clouds are fluffy and textured with rounded tops, and may have flat bottoms. The border of a cumulus cloud is clearly defined, and can have the appearance of cotton or cauliflower.

Cumulus clouds form at low altitudes (rarely above 2 km) but can grow very tall, becoming cumulus congestus and possibly the even taller cumulonimbus clouds. When cumulus clouds become taller, they have a greater chance of producing precipitation.

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