Zack: Winter has returned to the area

It may have been lost for the past few weeks, but the winter cold has returned to the area.

Zack: Winter has returned to the area

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - January has certainly felt more like spring lately, but winter is taking its month back over the next few days.

It’s a shock to the system as you step out of the door today with those breezy and colder conditions out there. A few high clouds are lingering in the sky but overall an abundance of sunshine will make for a nice end to Sunday. You do need to dress for it though as temperatures are holding steady in the middle 50s.

Get ready for some freezing starts over the next few mornings, especially away from Lake Pontchartrain. Lows could dip into the 20s north of the lake come Tuesday morning with a light freeze expected elsewhere. Only the city and east bank areas along the lake will avoid freezing temperatures this week.

Although it will be cold, it will generally be sunny for the first half of the upcoming week. This includes a nice but chilly day for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. Our next chance for rain doesn’t arrive until late week on Thursday going into Friday.

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