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Another Cold Front Bringing Us Some Cold Air Tomorrow

New Job:  I have not been posting much on my weather blog recently because I've started a new job!  After 10 years at WBRZ in Baton Rouge doing the morning and noon newscasts, I've moved down I-10 to WWL-TV in New Orleans!  I am the Noon and 5 PM Meterologist there!  Be sure to watch! 

Cold Front:  We have another cold front that will move across Louisiana tonight. It will give us mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible. Lows will be in the mid 40s north and upper 40s to 50 south of the lake. 

Tuesday will start out with clouds & a few early AM sprinkles, then it will become mostly sunny by the afternoon. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 50s. 

 It will turn MUCH COLDER on Tuesday night with lows in the mid 20s north and lower 30s south with a light freeze possible. 

Rest of the Week:  High pressure will build over the area on Tuesday and stick around through Wednesday.  This will bring us plenty of sunshine on Wednesday, but it will be cold with highs only in the upper 40s.  It will still be chilly on Wednesday Night with lows in the 30s north and south of the lake.  

Yet, another cold front will sweep across the state on Thursday.  This front will have a little more moisture to work with, so I'm expecting a few showers on Thursday.   We will warm up a little ahead of the front with highs in the 50s.  The front will move through on Thursday Night and some moisture will linger behind it as cold air moves in.  Low temperatures will be in the upper 20s north to around 32 in the city.  

Since there will still be some precipitation falling, and temperatures at or below freezing, it is possible some wet snowflakes or sleet pellets could mix in with NO accumulation!  NOW, this mainly would occur along and north of I-10/12.  HOWEVER, there is still A LOT of uncertainty in the forecast models, and only a VERY SLIGHT CHANCE this could happen.  Therefore, don't get excited because there is a much greater chance that nothing will happen at all.  Stay tuned!  I'll have a better idea if this would happen by Thursday.  

Friday will be a chilly day in the wake of the front with mostly cloudy skies and spotty showers.  It will be above freezing with highs only in the lower 40s.  Friday Night will be partly cloudy and very cold with lows in the mid 20s north and around 32 south of the lake.  

Weekend Outlook:  We will see a slow warm-up this weekend.   Expect mostly cloudy skies on Saturday with a slight chance of a shower.  Forecast models do not agree at this time.  One, the GFS, says a low pressure will form over the Western Gulf of Mexico, and this would send us quite a bit of rain Saturday.  The ECMWF model only shows a trough of low pressure in the Western Gulf with only a few showers over us.  At this time, I'm calling for a few showers with highs in the lower 50s and lows around 40.  

Sunday will also have mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a shower.  It will be warmer with highs around 60 and lows in the 40s.  

Get all the details on WWL Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 10 tonight!  Please follow my updates on my Facebook and Twitter feeds too!  -Dave

Get all the details on WWL Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 10 tonight!


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