Cold temperatures are on the way to the Bayou State. That’s according to state climatologist Barry Keim, who says it’s time for Louisianans to break out the winter gear.
“We have a large dome of Canadian air that’s about to settle in over the eastern half of the United States, and of course this includes Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf Coast. As a result, we can expect much colder temperatures to occur across the state,” Keim said.
Keim says people in some areas of the state will want to bring an umbrella with them today, and high temperatures will only be in the 40s for most of the state.
“Today is expected to stay cloudy and cool with some chance for additional rainfall because we’re still just close enough to this frontal boundary that’s anchored offshore from Louisiana,” Keim said.
Keim says below freezing temperatures will arrive before the weekend starts.
“By Friday and Saturday morning, that front is going to push its way on through southward, and the cold air is going to arrive in Louisiana with a vengeance. We’re looking at temperatures in the 20s across the northern half of Louisiana and 30s across the southern half,” Keim said.
Keim says we’ll go back into a warming stage by early next week.