Jan 8, 2014 7:50 PM by Daniel Phillips
The last few days have been flat out cold, deep Arctic air poured into south Louisiana and lows have been well below freezing. And just like that temperatures expected to be back in the 60s by Thursday afternoon.
As the ridge of high pressure, the one responsible for this winter outbreak, moves to our northeast the winds will start to shift. Now as winds at the surface and up in the atmosphere come in out of the south we will see moisture on the rise as well as temperatures.
The next few days will have their fair share of cloud cover but the afternoons will be noticeably warmer with highs in the mid to upper 60s. This is all out ahead of our next rain maker, a quick moving front that is expected to bring rains overnight Friday.
Looking ahead at what temperatures will be doing through the extended forecast I think it's safe to say that those frigid nights are behind us.