NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The cold air behind the weekend front finally settled in allowing for a chilly start and seasonably cool afternoon Monday even with all the sunshine. High pressure will keep clear skies and light winds in place allowing temperatures to drop down close to the dry dew points in the lower 30s. North and west of the lake many locations will kiss the freezing mark for several hours on Tuesday morning. The temperatures may effect some delicate tropical plants, but overall there will be few issues.
A slow warm up will occur through the week ahead of the next cold front that moves in Friday. That’s also the next best chance for rain. The next front is more Pacific so temperatures will not drop as much and there will be a quick rebound with another system moving in by the start of next week.