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Strong storms followed by colder temperatures this week

Sunday started out on a pleasant note with much more mild temperatures and even a little sun breaking through the clouds. The sun stuck around, but clouds increased and storms started pushing east into the area. A tornado watch was even issued for most of the area as some storms developed a tornadic signature on radar. While Sunday's headlines were more about warmer temps and severe weather it's the cold that everyone needs to keep on their minds. Another arctic blast is moving south and will push in behind the rain for early Monday morning. Temperatures will fall throughout the day with this cold being even colder than the end of last week. Tuesday morning expect freezing temperatures not only on the south shore, but also in the New Orleans metro area. The north shore will likely see a hard freeze. We should see freeze warnings issued in the next couple of days.

Also expect strong gusty wind behind the front. A wind advisory goes into effect Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. through Monday afternoon at 6:00 p.m. Winds will be steady at 20 to 30 mph with many higher gusts. Those winds may cause issues for drivers on overpasses and with larger vehicles. Also be aware of any loose items around your home that could be blown around. The marine forecast will be greatly effected as well with a small craft advisory in place and gale warnings for Monday morning through the day.

The cold holds on through Wednesday morning until winds turn back southeasterly and allow for a bit of a warm up heading into the end of the week. Look for rain chances to return and temperatures to bounce back near normals for the end of the week.

- Nicondra Norwood

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