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The cold blast arrives today and sticks around through Friday

A strong cold front arrives today with some Arctic Air behind it.  We will be cloudy with a slight chance for some rain during the day.  High temperatures in the mid 50s will actually occur in the morning before the cold front arrives.  Then the temperatures will slowly fall to the 40s during the afternoon.  It will be windy, so it will feel like the 40s all day.  

Tonight will be partly cloudy, cold and windy with a light freeze possible north of the lake.  Since it will be windy, we will not see any frost.  Lows will be in the lower 30s north and upper 30s south.  It will feel like the 20s!  Bundle up tonight!!

An area of high pressure will build over us on Friday and that will make it sunny.  However, it will stay cold with more windy conditions.  Highs will only be in the upper 40s, and it will feel like the 30s to 40s with the wind chill.  Keep that heavy coat with you all day!

The winds will calm down on Friday Night/Saturday Morning.  This will be our coldest night with clear skies.  Lows will be in the mid 20s north with a moderate freeze, so protect plants, pets and people.  South of the lake we will fall to the mid 30s with some frost, so protect plants, pets and people too.  

Saturday will be mostly sunny and not as cold with highs in the mid 50s.  Saturday Night will not be as cold with lows in the upper 30s north and upper 40s south.  

Expect much warmer weather to arrive on Sunday as the area of high pressure moves east of Louisiana, and southerly winds return.  It will be partly cloudy with highs around 70.  


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