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Forecast: Mild to Start, Then Winter Returns This Week

Expect warmer winter weather this week (Source: Jeff Morrow/WAFB) Expect warmer winter weather this week (Source: Jeff Morrow/WAFB)
(Source: Jeff Morrow/WAFB) (Source: Jeff Morrow/WAFB)
(Source: Jeff Morrow/WAFB) (Source: Jeff Morrow/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

We've enjoyed a brief reprieve from winter over the weekend. The mild temperatures will continue into Monday, but don't count on them lasting long. Rain showers will also continue into early Monday. Scattered showers will be present for the morning commute and morning bus stop. Temperatures will be mild in the low 60°s. The mild temperatures will remain into the afternoon Monday with highs reaching the mid to upper 60°s. A cold front will then sweep through the area late Monday bringing colder air back into South Louisiana.

The people that didn't enjoy last weeks winter chill are in luck. Don't get me wrong, you'll still need the jackets and coats, but the air behind this next cold front won't be nearly as cold as the last arctic chill. It will still be cold but morning starts don't look to dip below the freezing mark until maybe Friday. Wednesday and Thursday will be the coldest afternoons as highs struggle to reach the 50°s.?

Rain activity will be very once we get past Monday morning. A spotty afternoon shower can't be ruled out Tuesday. An area of low pressure will be moving across the northern Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday into early Thursday morning and could trigger a few isolated showers inland. Most of the wet weather will be confined to right along the coastal parishes. We dry out as we end the week and sunshine looks to return in abundance Friday and Saturday. Building high pressure will also bring about a warming trend as we head into next weekend.

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