(WVUE) - Typical January weather is moving into the area. It will stay seasonably cool and dry through today.
Then, big changes are coming.
A major shot of Canadian air will surge across the area beginning early on Friday. At the same time, low pressure will track over the area and bring a cold rain with it.
Temperatures will be stuck in the 40s with a cold northerly wind. Some spots north of Lake Pontchartrain may even dip to 30s by the late afternoon.
Some rain/sleet mix could be possible for a brief time north of Interstate-12 late in the day, but dry air will quickly work in through the night.
Skies will clear on Saturday, but it will be windy and cold with highs once again remaining in the 40s.
The coldest morning will be on Sunday. A hard freeze is possible on the north shore with temperatures in the mid-20s.
A moderate freeze is likely for areas west and southwest of the tidal lakes.
In New Orleans, a few cold spots will be near 32 with lake breezes likely keeping other areas just above freezing.