A chilly morning start gives way to a somewhat warmer afternoon compliments of returning sunshine. Highs will top out in the low 60s, while still below normal, it will feel much better than the 40s we were stuck in for most of the day on Tuesday.
Widespread rain will continue to impact the area through the morning hours and could be locally heavy at times. Temperatures will barely budge through the day, hovering in the low 50s for most, or nearly 30 degrees cooler than Monday’s highs.
Temperatures will finally climb above freezing today as slightly warmer air moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. But the thaw won’t get underway before we deal with a Winter Weather Advisory for the parishes and counties just north and northwest of Baton Rouge.
Record cold is greeting us to start out on Tuesday, with temperatures in the upper teens to low 20s across much of the area. If not for some clouds overnight, temperatures probably would have been even a few degrees colder.
Some patchy fog for the morning commute will give way to increasing rain chances this afternoon and evening. The rains will be driven by an approaching cold front, but highs will still reach the mid 70s for many before any rain develops.
A cold front sinking down to the coast this morning and then stalling will result in a significant increase in cloud cover today. However, the vast majority of us will likely stay dry, with highs in the upper 60s.
Low pressure tracking along our coast has delivered a bout of winter weather to the Deep South, but for the vast majority of our area, it’s just been a very cold rain from late Sunday into early Monday.