NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The cold snap has arrived but it won't last very long. Regardless, Friday will be our coldest day of the winter so far with temperatures staying the 40s to near 50 degrees all day long.
Friday night looks to be quite cold with mid to upper 20s on the North Shore. South of the lake, readings will hover around 40 in the city to the lower and mid 30s away from the Lakes.
The weekend will begin with lots of sunshine but clouds will thicken on Sunday. At the same time, temperatures will warm from highs in the 50s Saturday to the 60s on Sunday.
Next week's forecast is highly uncertain. It looks cloudy with occasional bouts of showers moving across the area. The week starts very mild with highs possibly reaching around 70 degrees.
Another strong cold front will approach the region by the middle of next week but it's unclear how much of the cold air will reach us.