Dramatic drop in temps coming tonight, rain ahead of the front

70s today, only 40s tomorrow

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 11, 2018 - 6:23 am
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The low temperatures today are higher than what tomorrow's high will be.  We started the day in the 60s.  Tomorrow, we won't even see 50s... and it will feel like the 30s all day.

"Friday will be a MUCH COLDER and breezy day," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  "High temperatures around 49 will occur in the morning, and then the temperatures will fall into the mid 40s through the day.  The wind chill will be in the 30s all day!"

Before then, we will heat up into the 70s today with clouds and some rain.

"We will continue to have more gloomy weather today with plenty of clouds across SE Louisiana.  Expect scattered showers throughout the day ahead of a cold front.  It will be unseasonably mild with highs in the mid 70s.  The cold front will move through tonight around Midnight with a line of showers and a few thunderstorms.  The rain could briefly be heavy."

Once the front does arrive, we stay colder for a while.

"Get ready for a chilly weekend!" Nussbaum forecasts.  "Saturday will be a gorgeous day with plenty of sun as a reinforcing cold front moves through.  It will be chilly and breezy with high temperatures only in the mid 40s, but the wind chill will be in the 30s all day.  Saturday Night will be 20s north with a moderate to hard freeze, and around 30° south with a light freeze.  Sunday will continue to be chilly and breezy with clear skies.  Highs will be in the mid 40s and it will feel like the 30s.  Another light freeze is possible Sunday night with lows in the 20s north and 30s south." 

Here is his detailed forecast...

TODAY:
Mostly cloudy and mild with a 40% chance for scattered showers. Highs around 74. Wind S 8-15 mph.

TONIGHT:
Cloudy with an 80% chance for showers and a few thunderstorms by Midnight. Then cloudy, breezy and chilly. Lows around 49. Wind SW/NW 10-20 mph.

FRIDAY:
A 10% chance for early morning showers, then cloudy, chilly and breezy. Highs around 49 feeling like the 30s. Wind N 10-20 mph.

SATURDAY:
Clear, breezy and chilly. Lows north of the lake around 29 with a light freeze. Lows south of the lake around 32 with a light freeze. Highs around 47 feeling like the 30s.

SUNDAY:
Clear, breezy and chilly. Lows north of the lake around 25 with a moderate-hard freeze. Lows south of the lake around 30 with a light freeze. Highs around 47 feeling like the 30s.

MONDAY:
Clear and cool. Lows north of the lake around 27 with a light freeze. Lows south of the lake around 33 with frost possible. Highs around 53.

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy and cool. Lows north of the lake around 34 with frost possible. Lows south of the lake around 40. Highs around 51.

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly clear and chilly. Lows north of the lake around 29 with a light freeze. Lows south of the lake around 34 with frost possible. Highs around 47.

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