NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It will be blustery and cold tonight. A light freeze is expected on the north shore and the south shore, and temperatures will approach freezing in the River Parishes and Bayou Country.
In the metro area, gusty winds will keep readings in the lower 30s. The wind will make it feel like it's in the 20s at times.
The sun returns tomorrow, but the cold will remain. Highs will struggle to make 50 degrees and it will stay cold and breezy. The coldest night of the week will be Saturday night and Sunday morning. A moderate to hard freeze is likely on the north shore with readings reaching as low as 24 degrees. In the city, temperatures will also reach near or below freezing to around 30.
We start to pull out of the cold on Monday with a fast warm-up into the 60s. Clouds and moisture will also increase and our next chance for rain will be on Tuesday with a few showers lingering into Wednesday. Another cold front will sweep across the area on Tuesday temperatures falling back into the 40s by Wednesday morning.
Sunshine returns for next Thursday and Friday with seasonable to slightly cooler than normal readings in the 50s with lows in the 30s to around 40.