Get ready for a big change in the weather. State climatologist Barry Keim says a significant cold front is sweeping over the state today, which will usher in much colder air. He says tomorrow is expected to be cool and breezy, with temperatures dropping even more by the end of the weekend.
“It most certainly will be the coldest temperatures of the season so far with minimum temperatures in the 30s across most of Louisiana by Sunday and Monday,” Keim said.
Keim says the kickoff temperature for LSU is expected to be 59 degrees. He says Saturday will be one of coldest days we’ve experienced in quite a while.
“We can expect low temperatures in the 40s across Louisiana with 50s in the coastal areas with absolute maximum temperatures in the low 60s statewide. We haven’t had a day like that in quite some time,” Keim said.
Keim says this front is going to bring some scattered showers and a small chance of some severe weather. But he expects most of the state will remain dry through the weekend.
“We sure could use the rain. We’re in a drought across Louisiana, but I don’t see this front as being something that’s going to help a whole lot in that regard,” Keim said.