The highly anticipated cold front pushed on through the area Wednesday. Temperatures started out in the low 60s just after midnight and fell into the 50s by the time most folks were up and about and stayed there through the day.
As the sun sets the real chill sets in with evening temperatures in the 40s. Clouds and windy conditions prevent freezing temperatures Thursday morning, but the National Weather Service has the north shore and River Parishes under a freeze watch beginning Thursday night.
It will likely be upgraded to a warning with north shore temperatures expected to dip into the 20s Friday and Saturday mornings.
Look for filtered sunshine and highs in the 50s. Temperatures bump up a bit Saturday afternoon ahead of a developing Gulf low, but not by much as we can expect cloudy and wet weather into Sunday, giving us the best chance for rain in quite some time.
Behind the low we can expect more chilly weather for next week.