Temperatures are warmer Friday as they hover in the upper 30s and low 40s late. It sounds funny, but Thursday afternoon saw temps in the low 30s with the high of 36 just before midnight. We will maintain a good ten degrees warmer than Thursday, but still cold by our typical standards.
Keep the heavy weather gear in play as another cold front comes in. Fortunately this one isn't much colder, but it is drier and will maintain that chill in the air into this weekend.
Temperatures will only rise five or six degrees each afternoon getting up back to the middle 50s for Sunday with overnight lows mostly in the 30s. Overriding moisture is pushing out of the southwest kicked along by an upper low over Mexico. That moisture is showing up as dense cloud cover with the radar having shown a bit of a wintry mix through the morning along the boarder with southwest Mississippi. The counties under a winter weather advisory earlier were dropped around 11 a.m. as the line of mixed sleet and freezing rain that developed through the morning began to diminish.
Washington and Tangipahoa parishes experienced some very light and isolated incidents as surface temperatures were above freezing through the morning. Still use extra caution on bridges and overpasses if you are traveling north. Saturday looks to be a better day with a bit of sunshine early. The upper flow will trigger showers again by late Sunday. Keep the coats around as we will see a cold, wintry weekend.
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