NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After a dense fog advisory early Sunday morning in some areas the sun actually broke through and it wasn't too bad an afternoon when it wasn't raining. A number of areas did get some heavy down pours, especially across much of the north shore. The major story was the spring-like temperatures across much of the area. Highs topped out in the upper 70's with the cold front stalling across the north shore parishes for a time.
Tonight the front will begin moving south again and a major temperature drop will occur. Expect temperatures to fall into the upper 40's. Monday temps will bounce to the 50-degree mark early, but fall through the day. Moist overriding air will allow for a cold drizzle for most of the day making it very uncomfortable to start the week. With temperatures to the north and west dropping to the freezing point there is an opportunity for some light freezing rain near the Mississippi state line and to the north and west of Baton Rouge. It will also be very breezy behind the front.
The cold, wet weather will stick around for a couple of days. Wednesday, another shot of cold air moves down and will dry us out for the end of the week. Thursday through Saturday will be much drier. Temperatures slowly warm towards the weekend as well. The active weather pattern also leads to rocky seas off shore. Small craft advisories are in place and likely to continue.
- Nicondra Norwood