A cold front has crossed the state, bringing Louisiana the coldest weather of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we can expect to see clouds and lingering rain through Thursday. He says break out the sweaters and winter coats.
“Low temperatures this morning are in the 40s across the state and high temperatures this afternoon are only going to reach into the 50s and the temperatures are going to continue to fall over the next few days.”
Keim says by Friday and over the weekend, we’ll see temperatures in the 30s in the morning with afternoon highs in the 50s. He says there’s also a chance for a light freeze across northern parishes.
“Those folks certainly need to protect their pets, plants, pipes and people. That holds true for the entire state in terms of protecting your pets, plants and people because it’s going to be a pretty chilly run.”
Keim says even as the front moves offshore, clouds and rain will stay in the forecast.
“It’s going to create very raw conditions outside as the cold air barrels in and with no sunlight to try to warm things up and try to keep you warm, it’s going to feel pretty raw and nasty outside.”