Rain today, less humid behind the front

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A rare midsummer cold front is making its way through the state of Louisiana. 

State Climatologist Barry Keim says ahead of the less humid and cooler conditions, rainfall will be widespread across Louisiana today.

“It’s cutting across Louisiana today.  It’s going to bring widespread thunderstorms to the state.  The severe weather threat is slight to marginal for high wind, hail, and tornadoes,” said Keim.

He forecasts that high temps across the state are expected to hit the mid to high 80s the next couple of days, with cooler conditions at the start of the day.

“Morning temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60’s with much, much lower humidity.  Now if you are along the coastline, those morning temperatures may be a little higher, probably low 70’s or close to 70,” said Keim.

Keim expects the less humid conditions to last through Wednesday and Thursday.

“If you are an exercise enthusiast, if you run, if you play golf, if you bike, if you can get out on Wednesday or Thursday, by all means, do so,” said Keim.

Heat and humidity return for the weekend.

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