Christmas comes with colder air, sunshine

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 25, 2017 - 7:16 am
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Santa Claus brought some cold air from the North Pole for Christmas day.

"It feels the way it should for Christmas Day with a definite chill to the air," WWL-TV Meteorologist said. "Temps are beginning in the 40s, but with the strong winds from the north, it does feel colder."

He is calling for plenty of sunshine through the day with highs struggling to reach the upper 40s to low 50s. 

"Expect a chilly night with some frost possible north (of the lake) as lows drop into the low to mid 30s."

Franklin forecasts Southshore temps in the low 40s overnight tonight. 

"Some changes come our way as a westerly flow aloft develops and embedded disturbances increase rain chances from Tuesday through Thursday. Wednesday looks to be the wettest day with about a 60% chance for numerous showers."

Looking ahead to the end of the year and ushering in the new year, he says we may well have rain.

"New Year's Eve looks potentially wet with a strong front moving into the area for the start of 2018. Things can still change."

Here is his detailed forecast:

CHRISTMAS DAY:
Sunny and chilly. Breezy. High: 52. Winds: N/E 10-20. 

CHRISTMAS NIGHT:
Clear and chilly. Increasing clouds by daybreak. Low: S 42, N 34. Winds: E 6-12.

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, 40% chance for showers. Cool. High: 57. Winds: E 8-15.

WEDNESDAY:
Cloudy skies, 60% chance for showers/few storms. Breezy. High: 56. Low: S 47, N 43.

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, 40% chance for some showers. High: 58. Low: S 48, N 45.

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, breezy. High: 57. Low: S 46, N 42.

SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy, mild. Pleasant. High: 60. Low: S 44, N 37.

NEW YEAR'S EVE:
Cloudy, 80% chance for heavy showers and some storms. High: 64. Low: S 55, N 50.

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