(WVUE) - A cold front will finally arrive this morning to sweep out the heat and humidity for a brief time.
This could spark some showers, but those will clear by lunchtime and temperatures will drop throughout the day.
Pack a windbreaker or a light jacket.
Friday will feel more winter-like with temperatures starting out in the 30s on the north shore and 40s on the south shore.
Highs will only reach the mid-50s. It won't last long, though.
A rapidly moving disturbance will return the humidity to the area on New Year's Eve.
The area could see some rain near midnight. Rain and some storms are very likely on New Year's Day. A few heavy downpours could produce localized street flooding.
The stormy pattern may last into Monday with drier weather expected by Tuesday.
There is a possibility that Arctic air will reach Louisiana by the middle of next week. The timing is uncertain, but currently, late Wednesday or Thursday appears likely.