NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Promised freezing temperatures blanketed the north shore this morning. Slidell hit 31 and McComb made it down to 29. The brisk north wind kept south shore temperatures in the middle 30s away from the lake with 36 in Houma. Real estate with a little closer proximity to the relatively warmer waters like Armstrong International Airport only got down to 39.
This afternoon brought plenty of sunshine with a just few clouds. Cloud cover will increase tonight and into the day on Wednesday as the upper level flow returns to the southwest. This moist flow in the upper levels in addition to a more easterly wind at the surface will allow moisture to creep back into the region.
Today's high temperatures struggle in the low 50s, but the chill is short lived. A warm up begins tonight and really takes hold tomorrow. Overnight, expect more chilly temperatures without the freeze. Lows will be in the mid 30s on the north shore and low 40s on the south shore. Wednesday highs will be closer to 60.
By Thursday showers and a few thunderstorms will move past the area with the next wave of upper level energy. Temperatures bounce back to around the 70 degree mark and an even more potent system moves in Saturday. That system moves past us swiftly clearing out early Sunday and allowing for another cold snap.
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