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Cool days, cold nights - staying dry through Friday

It's a cool and dry start to your Wednesday. Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are starting the day anywhere from 15-20 degrees colder than at the same time on Tuesday. Most locations on the north shore are in the 30s this morning. The south shore will see lows in the 40s as you head out to work and school Wednesday morning.

It will be a chilly day with high temperatures struggling to reach the 60 degree mark Wednesday afternoon as high pressure is firmly in place behind Tuesday's cold front. Expect plenty of sunshine and blue sky to make up for the cool conditions. Lows will again fall into the 40s south and 30s north to start the day on Thursday, but as the high moves east winds will begin to turn easterly and southeasterly.

An upper level low pressure system pushing from California into the southwest will help to trigger a Gulf coastal low that brings rain chances back for Friday. The rain would arrive late and linger into early Saturday as the low moves along the coast. A slight movement north in the current track would also allow some of the rain to come in the form of strong thunderstorms or severe weather. 

We will monitor the developing system closely. Behind the next front we will get back to mostly dry conditions and seasonable temperatures.

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