(WVUE) - After a couple of lovely warm days, the spring previews are over. The spring equinox is still two weeks away, and the weather will be reminding us with a big return to winter.
Overnight temperatures were in the 70s, but the approaching front is bringing a 30 degree temperature drop. At 4:00 a.m. Louis Armstrong International was reporting a temperature of 71 degrees while Baton Rouge came in at 42 degrees.
The front continues to march towards the coast through the day. Along the boundary we will see a few showers with a little lightning. The major sensible weather will be the temperature change.
Look for afternoon temperatures to remain in the 40s. If you have any travel plans north check ahead as many areas of north Louisiana and Mississippi are experiencing winter weather and major travel problems.
The rain should end later in the day leaving cold and windy conditions behind. Expect gusty winds above 20 mph prompting a wind advisory for parishes south of Lake Pontchartrain. That will also make the cold temperatures even more uncomfortable. Temperatures on the north shore will get down into the 20s Thursday night and some locations south will flirt with the freezing mark.
Friday will be chilly as well with highs in the 50s.