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Approaching Cold Front

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October 17

12:30pm

Overview
A ridge of high pressure that is slowly moving East is keeping rain chances low for now. There is a Low Pressure System over the Great Lakes Region that has an associated cold front stretched into the Southern Plains. This front will move through Central Louisiana overnight, tonight. In the wake of this cold front, a ridge of high pressure will dig in.

Discussion
This ridge of High Pressure will continue slowly moving East. During this time, we will see gradually increasing clouds and slowly rising rain chances through the afternoon and into the evening. This evening and overnight, a cold front will move through the area and provide us with a likely chance for shower and thunderstorm activity. Some of the thunderstorms associated with this front could become violent. However there is only a low risk for severe weather as of Noon, today.
  
For the rest of the day
Expect a mixture of sunshine and cloud cover with gradually increasing clouds in advance of an approaching cold front. This front will move in overnight. So, there will be plenty of time for some more heating today. Winds will become moderate and gusty at times. By this evening, rain chances will begin going up and peak rain chances will be later. Highs today are expected to reach well into the 80's and rain chances will become likely, later. Overnight, expect mild conditions with a likely chance for rain, associated with this passing front. Winds will swing around to the North & NW with this front.

For the rest of the 7day planner
Today, expect to see increasing clouds and rising rain chances. The front will pass through the area overnight. Thursday, we will see a continued chance for early morning rain, followed by clearing skies and falling rain chances. In the wake of this cold front a ridge of high pressure will settle in and remain anchored over the viewing area through the weekend. The rest of the planner will bring with it, low rain chances, cool AM temps and pleasant conditions. Some overnight lows will dip into the upper 40's.

TODAY...Early fog is possible, otherwise increasing clouds that will mix with sunshine. Breezy conditions and warm temps with rising rain chances (20%) in advance of a cold front. Highs 82-88. S/SW wind 5-15mph and gusty at times.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms (60%) as a cold front moves through the area. Lows in the 50's. SW wind will shift to the NW with the front.

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