A pleasant day is in store today with warmer air being pushed into the region by southwesterly winds ahead of our next cold front, which is expected to move across the Lower Mississippi River Valley later today. The result is a moderation in daytime high temperatures, warming up to about “normal” for this time of the year. The cold front will pass through our area late tonight into early Friday morning, but moisture will be very limited ahead of the front so rain chances are very low. This will most likely be a dry frontal passage for most of the area with just a slight chance of a passing shower near the coast late tonight. Small rain chances end early Friday and highs will be a few degrees cooler.
Dry and cool conditions persist Friday night into Saturday night. Lows on Friday night will range from the low 30s inland to upper 30s to near 40 along the coast. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. Lows Saturday night are expected to be a little colder in the upper 20s to around 30 north of I-10 and in the mid to upper 30s near the immediate coast.