Sunshine has returned this afternoon and that has helped to warm us up after a frigid start this morning with many locations falling back into the lower 30′s this morning. With the help of the sunshine highs today managed to climb back into the lower to middle 50′s and this is just the start of a warming trend that will occur throughout the upcoming week. High pressure will keep us dry, but we will also be watching several fronts in the forecast over the next 7 days or so.
Our cold front has worked its way into the region this morning and our temperatures are on the way down as winds have returned to the northerly direction bringing colder and drier air in. Through the evening we’ll continue to see our temperatures drop and it will be cold as you wake up on Sunday morning, but the good news is that sunshine makes a return. We look to stay on the dry side to start much of next week and the cold weather we have now, will once again change and we return to above average temperatures.
Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their teeth and scrubbing their hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland.
Temperatures are rather chilly once again with many areas sitting in the lower to middle 40′s as mostly clear skies continue to allow us to fall through the morning. We are also watching for some lower visibility throughout a few locations as patchy fog will develop and this could be ground fog, which will quickly burn off as we move through the morning. Heading into the weekend we are still watching our next cold front arriving bringing the chance for showers and even a few storms before turning much cooler for Sunday.
Skies have continued to clear overnight and that has allowed temperatures to quickly fall this morning with many locations back into the lower 40′s and a few locations in the upper 30′s for rural locations north of I-10. Sunshine will continue to return for the next few afternoons allowing us to warm nicely and sit just above normal before a cold front arrives for the weekend and changes the pattern once again.
A few showers have made their way through Southwest Louisiana through the overnight hours as an upper level disturbance tracks across the region. We’ll begin to dry out as we move through the rest of the morning and into the afternoon, but clouds will stick around for the first half before sunshine will return for the afternoon. One positive thing to take away is the fact we are going to slowly warm as we round out the week as sunshine sticks around with high pressure in charge through Friday before bigger changes arrive.