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Freezing Temperatures Tonight

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Wednesday, December 12

12:30pm

Overview
There is an extensive ridge of high pressure that is stretched across the Eastern half of the Nation. There is a developing LPS (Low Pressure System) North of the Midwest that is moving toward the Great Lakes Region.

Discussion
This ridge of high pressure that is anchored over the area, will maintain a Dry, Cool Continental flow over Central Louisiana. Expect mostly sunny skies, today as drier air moves into the region behind this piece of energy. Highs will only climb into the 50's. Overnight, winds will become calm after sunset as this ridge moves closer to our area. This should help to set up decent radiational cooling. Dry air, Clear skies and Calm winds allows temperatures to bottom out as low as possible. Dewpoints are expected to dip into the mid 20's. Knowing that the temperature can never be lower than the dewpoint and that the dewpoint does not move very fast or very far, we can assume that tonight's low will drop into the  upper 20-s and lower 30-s. Most of our area has experienced a freeze already this season. Most recently, this past Tuesday morning.

For the rest of the day,
Expect sunny skies and very little cloud cover. Temperatures will remain cool and only climb into the lower to mid 50-s with a light wind. Overnight, lows will drop back into the upper 20-s and lower 30-s. Most of our area will be under a freeze warning, tonight.
Remember to check on the 3 P's of cold weather before you go to bed tonight.
Pets
Pipes
Plants

For the rest of the 7day planner
A warming trend will develop as this high pressure slowly shifts to the East and Southerly winds return to our area. This high pressure will also bring Clear skies, Light winds and Cold temperatures to our area for the next couple of days. Through Friday, we will see gradually increasing clouds and slowly warming temps.
During the weekend, a weak front will push over the area and stall out along the Gulf Coast. A secondary front will move through on Tuesday morning and take rain chances back down.

TODAY...Expect plenty of sunshine with a cold start and near freezing temperatures. Highs 53-59. North wind 2-10mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Fair to partly cloudy skies and temperatures below freezing with a potential for Freeze Warnings being issued. Lows 26-32. Light wind out of the North, becoming calm.

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