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Becoming warmer today with a few cold fronts headed our way this week

After a cold start to the day we will start to warm things back up today.  An area of high pressure will be east of Louisiana today and that will bring back the southerly winds.  We will become partly cloudy and milder with highs in the lower 70s.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and not as cold with lows in the lower 50s north and around 60 south of the lake.  

More mild temperatures are expected on Wednesday ahead of a cold front.  This front will actually be dissipating as it moves into Southeast Louisiana.  However, it will have enough energy to set off isolated showers and a few thunderstorms starting in the afternoon and lasting into Wednesday Night.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  Lows will be in the mid 50s north and lower 60s south.

Thanksgiving Day looks to be partly to mostly cloudy and dry now as the remnants of the cold front sit along our coast.  There could be a few showers along the coast, but the inland areas should remain dry.  It will be mild with highs in the upper 70s.  

Another cold front will hold together and move through on Friday/Friday Night, but this will not impact your Black Friday shopping interests in the early morning.  Friday Morning will be partly cloudy and cool with temps. in the 50s to 60s.  Then we will be mostly cloudy with only a few showers during the day on Friday since the front will not have much moisture to work with.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  

We will become clear and a tad cooler this weekend.  Saturday will be sunny with highs in the upper 60s.  Sunday will be mostly clear with highs in the lower 70s.  Lows will be in the 40s north and 50s south each night.


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