Thursday morning’s nice, cool weather may be here to stay for another week according to State Climatologist Barry Keim. A cold front has settled in, bringing with it temperatures as low as the 50s this morning in North Louisiana. Keim says unlike previous glimpses at fall weather in past weeks, this might be the real deal.
“Really it’s the first significant cold front and it crossed the state yesterday. Its ushering the first taste of fall weather yesterday, and the beauty of it is that this weather is going to persist through the week.”
And if you like today’s weather, well, tomorrow’s going to be quite a treat. Keim says we’ll be getting close to long sleeves and sweaters weather.
“By tomorrow morning, which will be the coolest day over the next week or so, we can expect 50s across most of the state and low to mid 60s across the coastal zone. And then the weekend just looks absolutely fantastic.”
He says weather for Saturday’s LSU-Georgia game will likely call for sweaters in the morning, but a T-shirt by kick-off.
And this cold front isn’t just pushing down temps in the Bayou State, it’s what shielded us from the incredible devastation that’s been brought down in the panhandle by Hurricane Michael.
“Keep in mind this is the very same front that helped steer hurricane Michael away from Louisiana, so we have double the reason to really love this front.”