Cloudy skies should clear making way for sunshine on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day thanks to an area of high pressure remaining over us.
"It will be warmer too with highs in the 60s on Tuesday," said WWL-TV meteorologist Payton Malone. "Christmas Eve night will be mostly clear and chilly with lows in the upper 40s north and lower 50s south."
We can expect to warm up to 70 degrees on Wednesday. It should be great for the kids to get outdoors and enjoy riding that new bike from Santa.
Clouds return to the area on Thursday and Friday," Malone said. "It will become warmer with high temperatures in the lower 70s and lows in the 50s on both sides of the lake.
Spotty showers are expected by Saturday and Sunday.
Here is the complete forecast from WWL-TV:
TONIGHT:Partly to mostly cloudy and chilly. Lows north around 48 and south around 52. Wind NW 6-12 mph.
TUESDAY - CHRISTMAS EVE:Partly cloudy and warmer. Highs around 67. Wind N 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY - CHRISTMAS DAY:Plenty of sun and warmer. Lows north around 49 and south around 53. Highs around 70.
THURSDAY:Mostly cloudy and mild. Lows north 53 and south near 55. Highs around 72.
FRIDAY:Mostly cloudy and mild with a 20% chance for a few showers. Lows north 57 and south 59. Highs around 72.
SATURDAY:Mostly cloudy and mild with a 30% chance for showers. Lows north around 59 and south around 60. Highs around 74.
SUNDAY:Mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler with a 30% chance for showers. Lows north 54 and south 59. Highs around 68.