Cold front to bring lower temperatures, showers to New Orleans this week

"So all change from what we've got at the moment, with another plunge of cold air coming our way". Highest temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees are expected. Temperatures were in the lower 40's at the onset of this event but as the rain continued to fall, well so did the temperatures.

Wednesday: We'll likely see a little more rain - forecasters expect a 30 to 50 percent chance of showers and highs between 50 and 55 degrees. This means that a handful of people, mainly in our NC counties, will have a very slim chance of winter weather Friday morning and possibly Saturday morning. But, with heavier snow showers, especially up north over the Tennessee Valley, the ground could be white in spots in grassy areas and north-facing locations.

There is a possibility of isolated, minor coastal flooding during the day Monday for Long Island Sound along northern Nassau and northwestern Suffolk, the National Weather Service said.

Additionally, there is the chance for some passing rain as the front moves through.

We'll get rain the second half of the work week and we'll also turn very cold.

Tuesday night: Occasional rain and snow showers before 10 p.m., then occasional rain showers.

Extended forecast Tuesday: Partly sunny with a high of 37 degrees and a low of 26 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny; high of 44. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 30s and a Friday-night low in the mid 20s, the weather service said.

The latest forecast is the most recent indication that the United Kingdom is set for its coldest December for seven years, breaking a cycle of unusually milder weather for the time of year.

The image above shows you the expected temperature anomalies on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit the NHS website here.

  • Rogelio Becker