Clouds finally started to move out of the region this morning which paved the way for a beautiful afternoon across the area.
With clear skies now in place, we are looking at a frosty start across the area by tomorrow morning.
Expect lows to drop into the lower 30s (some brief upper 20s?) for northern parishes with a light freeze possible.
Mid-30s can be expected along the interstate and coastal parishes.
We are not going to be dealing with a pipe buster, but all of the area should take measure to protect any tender vegetation, pets and of course people.
After that cold start, we will see temperatures climb into the lower 60s by Friday afternoon with mainly sunny skies in place.
Clouds will start to build back in for Friday night and into Saturday morning, so temperatures will be not quite as cold, but still chilly into the mid to upper 40s.
Mostly cloudy conditions for Saturday with scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder arriving for the afternoon and evening as a front pushes through.
Temperatures will settle in mainly around the mid-60s for Saturday afternoon.
We are not necessarily going to be dealing with a washout, but rain chances will sit at around 70% for the afternoon and evening time frame.
Most of us can expect to pick up around a half to three quarters of an inch of rainfall with this system.
The bulk of this activity will push out of the region by Sunday morning, but in typical wintertime fashion, we are more than likely going to see clouds linger into Sunday.
Slightly cooler for Sunday as well with temperatures topping out in the upper 50s.
Monday and Tuesday of next week are looking good with highs and lows near normal for this time of year.
Next front should arrive for late next Wednesday into early Christmas Eve which should set up a pretty nice and chilly Christmas Day.
Lows could be in the 30s as highs settle into near 50 degrees.
We are of course still about a week away, so some changes are still likely.
But those wishing upon a cold Christmas this year may certainly get their wish!
Time will tell...
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