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Freezing temperatures for parts of the New Orleans metro area tonight

Today will be windy in the 50s with sunshine. A freeze warning is in place for parts of our area tonight into Tuesday morning.

NEW ORLEANS — ⚠️ A Freeze Warning is in effect from tonight at 10 p.m. until Tuesday at 8 a.m. for areas north of the lake and in Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. John and St. James parishes.

The cold blast arrives today with an area of high pressure. It will become sunny, windy and colder with high temperatures only in the mid 50s. The winds will be around 15-25 mph gusting to 35 mph, so a Wind Advisory is in effect until 5 PM. Tonight will be clear, cold and frosty. Lows north fall to the upper 20s with a light freeze. A Freeze Warning is in effect from 10 PM until 8 AM Tuesday. Protect your plant, pets and people. This is NOT pipe bursting weather. The Southshore will fall to the upper 30s, and if the winds calm down we will have some patchy frost. Protect your plants. Bundle up!

Tuesday will be a gorgeous and chilly day with plenty of sunshine. High temperatures will be in the mid 50s. Tuesday night will be clear and cold again. Lows on the Northshore will be in the lower 30s with a brief light freeze and frost. The Southshore will be in the lower 40s. 

The weather starts to change on Wednesday ahead of our next cold front. We will be partly cloudy, breezy and warmer with a small chance for a late-day shower. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s. The cold front will move through on Thursday with scattered showers. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 60s. 

We dry out on Friday with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the upper 50s. 

Weekend Outlook: Pleasant and cool weather on tap this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be beautiful with plenty of sunshine as an area of high pressure sits west of Louisiana. It will be cool to chilly with high temperatures in the upper 50s.

Eye on the Tropics: Today is the last day of the 2020 Hurricane Season. We can only hope it ends today after the record breaking season we've experienced. We had a record 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes (record: 15 - 2005) and 6 major hurricanes (record: 7 - 2005). 

We are tracking a disorganized non-tropical low meandering near the Madeira Islands, north of the Canary Islands off Africa. It could gain some subtropical characteristics the next few days as it moves slowly just west of Portugal. NHC is giving this system a medium chance to develop in the next 5 days.

Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet.

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Detailed Forecast:

TODAY:

Becoming sunny, windy and much colder. Highs: 57. Wind NW 15-25, G 35 mph.

TONIGHT:

Clear, cold and frosty. Lows north: 28 with a light freeze and south: 37 with patchy frost. Wind N 10-15 mph. 

TUESDAY:

Sunny, breezy and chilly. Highs: 56. Wind N 10-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer with a 20% chance for late-day showers. Lows north: 32 with a light freeze and south: 41. Highs: 65.

THURSDAY:

Mostly cloudy, mild and breezy with a 40% chance for scattered showers. Lows north: 49 and south: 55. Highs: 64.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler. Lows north: 40 and south: 47. Highs: 58.

SATURDAY:

Sunny, breezy and chilly. Lows north: 38 with patchy frost and south: 44. Highs: 59.

SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly. Lows north: 38 with patchy frost and south: 45. Highs: 61. 

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