Tonight: Clouds return to Southeast Louisiana ahead of a passing disturbance. Couple of showers. Overnight temperatures will be in the 40s.  

Saturday: Mostly cloudy skies, which will keep temperatures cooler in the 50s. A disturbance will trigger at least some showers early on Saturday, but no need to cancel plans. Clearing skies overnight and temperatures will likely dip down into the low and mid 30s. A light freeze is possible by Sunday morning. Protect people, pets, and plants. 

Sunday: Sunny and cool with highs only in the mid and upper 50s. Clouds quickly return ahead of our next system. Overnight temperatures in the 30s. 

Monday & Tuesday: Rain returns late in the day Monday through Tuesday morning. Thankfully, no severe weather is expected as this Gulf low tracks to the east in the Gulf of Mexico. Highs in the 50s. Lows in the 40s. 

Wednesday: Winter officially begins and it will certainly feel like it! High temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s. Overnight temperatures will be in the lower 40s.  

Thursday: A strong cold front will bring Arctic air down to the Gulf Coast late in the week and heading into Christmas weekend. Just how cold we’ll get is still unclear, but confidence is growing for a very cold Christmas. Overnight temperatures may be in the low and mid 20s Thursday night and into Friday. We may be even colder than that, so we will need to watch out for a significant freeze. Protect people, pets, plants, and pipes!

Thursday Night/Friday Morning Potential Temperatures

Friday – Christmas Day: Where the coldest air will go is still unclear, but we’re currently forecasting highs in the 30s and 40s on Friday through Christmas Day. Low temperatures will likely be in the 20s. Again, that would be hard freeze criteria. Stay tuned.