Frigid air moving in today

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 12, 2018 - 6:29 am
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Temps are falling today with a strong front pushing through and temps most of the day in the 40s feeling like 30s.

"The cold front has moved through and now get ready for some MUCH COLDER temperatures," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "Clouds and a few stray showers will linger over the area this morning and will last through the afternoon."

He says our high temperature for today actually occurred at Midnight at 63 degrees.

"The temperatures will fall ALL day into the 40s.  Then you have to factor in NW winds of 15-20 mph, so the wind chill will be in the 30s. Make sure you bundle up as you head to work and school!"

The cold air sticks around for the weekend.

"Tonight will become clear and very cold.  Lows north will be in the upper 20s and south in the lower 30s with a light freeze on both sides of the lake.  The wind chill will be in the teens to 20s."

Saturday and Sunday will have highs in the mid 40s and a wind chill in the 30s. Saturday Night's lows will be in the mid 20s north with a hard freeze and in the upper 20s south with a light freeze.  

"Make sure you take care of pipes, plants, pets and people all weekend!"

Here is his detailed forecast:

TODAY:
Cloudy, windy and cold. Early highs around 49 falling to the lower 40s this afternoon. Feeling like 30s. Wind NW 15-25 mph.

TONIGHT/SATURDAY MORNING:
Clear, breezy, and cold. Lows north of the lake around 27 with a moderate to hard freeze, and south of the lake around 32 with a light freeze. Protect pipes, plants, pets, people. Wind Chills in teens and 20s. Wind N/NW 10-18 mph.

SATURDAY:
Plenty of sunshine, breezy and cold. Highs around 46, feeling like 30s. Wind N/NW 10-18 mph.

SUNDAY:
Plenty of sunshine and chilly. Cold lows north of the lake around 25 with a hard freeze, and south of the lake around 29 with a light freeze. Protect pipes, plants, pets, people! Highs around 44.

MONDAY - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY:
Plenty of sun and cool. Cold lows north of the lake around 28 with a light freeze, and south of the lake around 33 with frost. Protect pipes, plants, pets, people. Highs around 54.

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy and colder with a 20% chance for isolated showers. Cold lows north of the lake around 33 with frost, and cold south of the lake around 39. Protect plants, pets and people. Highs around 47, feeling like 30s.

WEDNESDAY:
Plenty of sun, breezy and cold. Lows north of the lake around 22 with a hard freeze, and south of the lake around 28. Protect pipes, plants, pets and people. Highs around 41, feeling like 30s.

THURSDAY:
Mostly clear and chilly. Cold lows north of the lake around 24 with a hard freeze, and cold south of the lake around 32 with a light freeze. Protect pipes, plants, pets and people. Highs around 46.

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