It will feel a lot like Christmas as a cold front will bring more seasonable temperatures to Louisiana. After experiencing highs near 80 in parts of the state, state climatologist Barry Keim says a strong cold front will usher in colder air starting Saturday.
"It's going to bring some rain before ushering in much colder and more seasonable temperatures across the state. And then by Sunday morning expect temperatures in the upper 30's north and 40's south with high temperatures only in the 50's and 60's."
Keim says Saturday won’t be the coldest day. Keim says frigid temperatures are in store for Christmas Eve night on into Christmas Day.
"We can expect a light freeze across northern parishes. Temperatures in the 30's across most of the state with low 40's in the coastal zone. Then the high temperatures on Christmas Day are only going to be in the low 40's to mid 50's.
No White Christmas is in store for the Bayou State, but Keim says there is a slight chance we could see spotty severe weather.
"It's not a big risk but it's certainly there. Any time you have one of these frontal systems. You can get some isolated areas of heavy rainfall, obviously the'res a tornado risk, but it's a marginal risk."