Mar 25, 2014 9:01 AM by Dave Baker

Sunny & Breezy, Cold Tonight

A beautiful Tuesday on tap with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures.  Gusty winds out of the north will make it a bit chilly, so a light jacket might be needed by some.  The winds will be caused by a deepening low pressure area over the mid Atlantic states combined with a strong Canadian high pressure ridge dipping across the central U.S.

As that high pressure area drifts southward and parks over Mississippi, winds will diminish tonight allowing for some good cooling.  Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s across most of the region with 40s generally over the coastal areas.  Some patchy frost is possible from Lafayette northeastward to Baton Rouge.  Temperatures are expected to be near freezing over Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia so freeze warnings are posted.

The cool air mass will remain in place Wednesday, and with more cloud cover, temperatures will hold in the low 60s.  Warmer weather returns Thursday and Friday with chances for rain.


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