A significant cold front moved through the Bayou State leaving us with some much needed relief. State Climatologist Barry Keim says this front has brought in much cooler and drier Canadian air and pushed out the warm Gulf of Mexico air. He says the afternoon highs will be in the 70s in northern parishes and low 80s in the coastal zone.
“70s across most of the state for highs today, that’s just incredible. By tomorrow morning, minimum temperatures in the upper 40s across northern parishes, 50s across central Louisiana and then 60s in the coastal parishes.”
Keim says this cool weather is going to stick around all week long. He says we may have broken the back of summer.
“This doesn’t mean we won’t get somewhat warm again here and there but these long sustained periods of temperatures in the 90s, that should essentially be over.”
Keim says as the temperatures in the 90s subside, we’re still going to see a warmer than usual autumn.
“The temperatures are still cooling as we move into the fall season, they’re just going to be a little bit warmer than the long term averages and again that still doesn’t mean we’re not going to get these intrusions of cooler air like we’re currently getting.”