(WVUE) - A strong cold front sank in across Southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast overnight bringing in much colder conditions. Saturday morning some locations dropped down into the 40's. Skies cleared rapidly behind the front with gusty northwest winds leaving clear blue sky and a brisk breeze. Even with the sunshine highs remained in the 50's all day Saturday.
Sunday will remain chilly with some spots dropping into the middle 30's on the North Shore. It's not out of the question for some protected locations to briefly dip near the freezing mark, but no widespread freeze is expected and enough of a breeze should keep any frost to a minimum as well. Plenty of sunshine and dry air will heat efficiently to get highs back into the 60's for the afternoon. Sunny weather will prevail into Tuesday of next week with a gradual warming trend.
By the middle and end of next week, clouds will be on the increase along with temperatures and humidity. A few showers return to the forecast late in the week.
We are feeling the chill, but the tropics are not done just yet. Tropical Storm Philippe formed Saturday afternoon. The storm is moving northeast dumping rain across Cuba and south Florida. The circulation will be steered and eventually absorbed into the strong cold front continuing to push across the southeast.
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