"The jam packed festival month continues, with a headliner this weekend of The 2013 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. A cool front will drop temperatures finally into the 70s... which, well, about time! Rain chances look lower on Friday and Sunday, but the first half of Saturday has a better threat for showers. Overall though we will have clouds with the occasional break of sunshine. I'm just glad we will get a break from the heat for the first real time this year!"
It is said that the majority of Louisiana festivals take place in October, because the weather is usually quite perfect. Heck, this weekend is Gretna Fest, my friend Andrew's favorite festival of the year!
Which is why I'm troubled to announce that the forecast for this weekend includes rain and a possible tropical system. Where the tropical system goes will obviously play a large role in the forecast, but it's safe to say right now that Saturday looks fairly wet, and Friday will see some spotty rain too. A cold front Sunday will help clear things out, with spotty morning showers and cooler air Sunday night.
"There certainly are a few events going on around town, and I could (maybe should) highlight those... but come on, I've still got football fever. All I can think about it Friday night prep football, Saturday college football, and the Saints on Sunday. The weather is shaping up nicely each day with highs near 90 (hot!) and lows between 70-75. Rain chances will remain low, with only a 10-20% chance for afternoon isolated showers."
"There is one thing, and one thing only to worry about this weekend: Football. Starting on Friday, with Gleason Gras encouraging us to party early.. then rolling into LSU's home opener on Saturday... and finishing with a battle against the Falcons in the Dome on Sunday. The whole weekend will see afternoon highs in the low 90s with isolated showers and storms. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of... water. Yea, let's go with water."
"Most of the time, when a 5K run is planned in the summer, I tend to think, "Why?". But this weekend's race, the Happy's Irish Pub NOLA 5K, is helping raise money for Team Gleason... and there ain't no questioning that. Runners should, however, plan for some evening showers and storms. In fact, Friday - Sunday all look like that: scattered storms with highs near 90. Pack rain gear, but no white flags."
Gambit's Noah Bonaparte Pais has your weekend doom-sounding schedule: in music, there's Canadian punk band KEN Mode at One Eyed Jacks and Baton Rouge's Twin Killers at Gasa Gasa; in film, there's proto-punk documentary A Band Called Death at Zeitgeist; the 9th Ward Opera Company takes Marigny Opera House; stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell headlines The Howlin' Wolf; and Rashaad Newsome's King of Arms is at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
And WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your weekend forecast:
It's San Fermin en Nuevo Orleans weekend, and the Running of the Bulls begins 8 a.m. sharp on Saturday. What's the weather looking like, Derek Kevra?
Noah Bonaparte Pais has more picks for this weekend, including Cayucas and Brazos at Circle Bar, The Iran Job at Zeitgeist, and tonight, Sing Me Songs That Say I Love You closes. There's also some Difficult Men and works by Willie Burch and Eudora Welty.
WWL-TV's Derek Kevra has your Gambit weekend forecast:
The average high temperature for the last weekend of June is roughly 91 degrees... which I guess means this weekend will be incredibly average. Highs will sit in the lower 90s but it will (of course) feel like 98. Scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with Saturday being the wetter of the two days. Other than this weather, there is nothing average about New Orleans... and that's just the way we like it.
And Noah Bonaparte Pais was on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News to break down your weekend entertainment options, from DJ ?uestlove to Herman's House and Rob Delaney and Dave Attell.
Here's your Gambit weekend forecast from WWL-TV's Derek Kevra:
"I don't know much about zombies. Do they hate the heat? Do they care at all about rain? I'll be interested to see how they act on Sunday morning at City Park during the 5K zombie run. Weekend morning lows will be near 75 with afternoon highs in the low 90s. Chance for showers will be 30% but the best chance for rain is in the afternoon. Zombies don't melt, right? No, that's just witches."
And here's Noah Bonaparte Pais on the WWL Eyewitness Morning News breaking down all the things there are to do in town this weekend, including a Generationals release party, Before Midnight, La Cage aux Folles at Summer Lyric and more:
Now with your Gambit weekend weather forecast from meteorologist Derek Kevra and our partners at WWL-TV. What's up, Derek?
"Hey, guess what? It's hot! Guess what else? It's June!
Highs this weekend will stay between 90-95 but it will feel more like 100-105. There is a small chance for afternoon showers, but overall Father's Day will be dry.
If you've forgotten it's Father's Day weekend, don't worry, just roll with the forecast and buy him a tub of ice... with a 6 pack in the middle."
And for what you need to be doing this weekend (the Southern Fried Food Festival at Audubon Zoo, Spamalot, Ariel Pink) ... take it away, Noah Bonaparte Pais and Eric Paulsen:
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