Clear skies, high of 72 degrees forecast for New Orleans today

New Orleans will start off the week with clear skies and high temperatures in the 70s, according to drone-powered weather forecasting service Saildrone. Temperatures will be warm today and tomorrow, with a high of 77 degrees Wednesday and Thursday, and highs remaining 70 or above for the remainder of the week. 

Thursday's forecast shows the highest possibility of rain at 81 percent, with expected rainfall of 1.12 inches. Skies will be clear today, as well as from Friday through Sunday.

Also expect winds this coming week. Winds are forecast to climb as high as 19 miles per hour on Thursday, while today will be calmer with a top speed of just 7 mph.

This story was created automatically using Saildrone's local weather forecast data, then reviewed by an editor. We also incorporate historic weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.