Warm to end the week before some cold air for Christmas

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 21, 2017 - 7:11 am

After some areas socked in with morning fog, the sun returns today with highs in the mid 70s.

"Tonight will be mostly cloudy and not as cool with dense fog again," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "Lows will be in the 60s."  

Cloudy conditions come back for tomorrow.

"Friday will be another gloomy day with plenty of clouds and some lingering fog.  We will also have a chance for a few showers.  High temperatures will be very mild as they climb into the upper 70s."

The first half of the holiday weekend comes with rain.

"Saturday will be a cloudy day with scattered showers and thunderstorms as our next cold front moves into the region.  Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and some heavy rain.  Highs will be in the lower 70s.  Then a 2nd cold front will move through on Sunday (Christmas Eve) Morning."

Nussbaum says this front will clear out the rain and bring in much cooler temperatures.  

"Sunday Morning will start out cloudy with a few showers, but we will have sunshine by the early afternoon.  High temperatures will likely occur in the morning around 60, but they will fall into the 50s by the afternoon.  Then it will be clear and cold on Sunday Night with frost likely on both sides of the lake.  Lows will be in the lower 30s north and upper 30s south - perfect weather for Santa!"

Christmas Day starts out cold in the 30s, and we will stay cool throughout the day with plenty of sun and cool highs in the 50s.

Here's the detailed outlook...

Sun & cloud mix and mild. Highs around 74. Wind S/SE 5-10 mph.

Cloudy and mild with patchy dense fog. Lows around 63. Wind S 3-5 mph.

Mostly cloudy and warm with 10% chance for showers. Highs around 79. Wind S 8-15 mph.

Patchy dense fog early, then cloudy, breezy and mild with a 60% chance for showers and a few thunderstorms. Lows around 65. Highs around 71.

Cloudy, breezy and cooler with a 30% chance for showers in the first part of the day. Then clear and breezy by the afternoon.  Lows north of the lake around 48 and south of the lake around 53. Highs around 59 in the morning with falling temperatures in the afternoon.

Mostly clear, breezy and chilly. Temperatures in the 40s.

Clear and chilly. Lows north of the lake around 33 with frost and south of the lake around 39 with frost. Highs around 53.

Clear and milder. Lows north of the lake around 34 and south of the lake around 40. Highs around 60.

Cloudy and mild with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Lows north of the lake around 42 and south of the lake around 52. Highs around 68.

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