Cold air blowing into Southeast Louisiana in waves this week

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 23, 2017 - 7:36 am
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New Orleans will feel the impact this week from a few cold fronts.

"Sunny, breezy and less humid today," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "High temperatures will be in the mid 70s.  Tonight will be clear, cool and comfortable with lows in the upper 40s north and upper 50s south of the lake."

He says we get an even stronger cold front moving through tomorrow.  

"This front will not have any moisture to work with, so you will only be able to tell it moves through by the winds picking up.  We will be sunny, mild and very comfortable with highs in the lower 70s.  It will turn chilly on Tuesday Night with clear skies and lows in the lower 40s north and lower 50s south."

He says we feel the coolest air of the season so far on Wednesday.

"We will be sunny and breezy with highs only in the upper 60s!  Wednesday Night will be chilly with lows around 40 north, and a few 30s could be mixed in too!  South of the lake we will be around 50 with a few 40s possible!  Brrr!  It will be time to turn the heat on!" 

Thursday will see highs in the lower 70s.  

"The weather pattern starts to change again on Friday ahead of our next cold front. We will be partly cloudy, milder and more humid with a slight chance for rain.  Highs will be in the upper 70s. The cold front will move through on Saturday.  Right now, the forecast models are not in agreement as to how much rain, if any, we will receive.  I'm going with mostly cloudy skies and spotty showers and thunderstorms - so not a lot of rain.  Highs will be in the upper 60s."

Here is the detailed forecast:

TODAY:

Sunny, breezy and cooler with low humidity. Highs around 76. Wind NW 10-20 mph.

TONIGHT:
Clear, cool and comfortable. Lows north of the lake around 49 and south of the lake around 56. Wind NE 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY:
Sunny, breezy and cooler with low humidity. Highs around 73. Wind NW 15-20 mph.

WEDNESDAY:
Clear, breezy and cool with low humidity. Lows north of the lake around 40 and south of the lake around 51. Highs around 68.

THURSDAY:
Clear, mild and not humid. Lows north of the lake around 40 and south of the lake around 50. Highs around 73.

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, mild and a little more humid with a 20% chance for a few showers. Lows north of the lake around 51 and south of the lake around 60. Highs around 78.

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with a 30% chance for spotty showers or thunderstorms. Lows north of the lake around 50 and south of the lake around 58. Highs around 68.

SUNDAY:
Mostly clear and cooler with low humidity. Lows north of the lake around 45 and south of the lake around 51. Highs around 66.

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