Sweater weather is coming to Louisiana as the first cold front of the Fall has made its way to Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says this front has really lowered the humidity. And low temperatures will reach the mid 50s later this week in north Louisiana and the low 70s in southeast Louisiana.
“And that might not sound like a lot but New Orleans, for example, they had many, many days this summer when the minimum was 80 or above, which is just mind blowing.”
Keim says this beautiful weather, with no rain in sight, will remain in place through the weekend and maybe into early next week. He says this cold front came through a little bit late, as we typically see these fronts in the beginning or middle of September.
“The pump coming off the Gulf of Mexico has just been in place and the Bermuda high has just been pushing that very warm, moist air into the state of Louisiana and it’s been a very, very uncomfortable summer.”
By the end of the week, low temperatures will be in the 50s for most of the state. Keim says this cool, dry air coming in from Canada is keeping the temperature down over the next few days into the weekend.
“The weekend is just shaping up to be absolutely glorious to usher in a new era of LSU football, so it’s going to be amazing, the tailgating is going to be amazing.”
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