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Warm today, but much colder this weekend

Today will be the transition day between Spring temperatures and Winter temperatures this weekend.  We will be warm and more humid ahead of a cold front today with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for a shower.  Highs will be around 80.  

The strong cold front will move through tonight.  It will tap into some Gulf Moisture and that will set off spotty showers late.  The front will move through New Orleans around 1 AM.  Once it passes through, the rain will end and it will become windy.  Temperatures will start to fall as well with lows in the 40s north and 50s south.  

We will be sunny, windy and MUCH COOLER on Saturday in the wake of the cold front.  Highs will only be in the lower 60s.  If you are headed to the LSU vs Florida Noon game it will be sunny, windy and cool with kickoff temps. in the 50s. Actually, it will be almost as windy during the game had they played the day after Hurricane Matthew in Gainesville.  It will be sunny and windy for the Temple vs Tulane game at 2:30 with temperatures in the 60s. 


Saturday Night will be MUCH COLDER, clear and breezy.  Lows will be in the mid 30s north and mid 40s south.  If the winds die down north of the lake there could be some patchy frost.  Otherwise, protect your pets from the cold!  

High pressure will build over us on Sunday, and that will keep it sunny and cool.  Highs will only be in the lower 60s.  Sunday Night will be even colder with low north of the lake in the lower 30s with a light freeze and frost.  Make sure you protect plants, pets and people.  Lows south of the lake will be in the mid 40s.  

Next week starts out cool on Monday with sunny skies and highs in the 60s.  Then the high pressure will move east of Louisiana and we will see the southerly winds return to warm us back up.  Tuesday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 70s.  

Our next cold front will move closer to us on Wednesday and then move through Wednesday Night into Thanksgiving Morning with isolated showers possible.  We will not cool down much with highs in the 70s each day.  Lows will be in the 50s/60s.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the cool weather! -Dave

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