Spring-feel turns bumpy next week
POSTED: Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:07pm
UPDATED: Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:07pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — After a wintry week, including the freeze warnings and frozen precipitation, temperatures warmed by leaps-and-bounds the last few days.
From highs in the 30s earlier this week, we managed to work our way back into the 70s today.
After a cold front moved through the area early in the workweek, Tuesday's highs were recorded during the pre-dawn hours of the day, then plummeted during morning and afternoon. Temperatures during the day never made it above freezing Tuesday afternoon. The cold temperatures, combined with moisture, gave the area a rarity of freezing rain, sleet and some measurable snow.
By Wednesday, the sheet of ice laid frozen on roads and elevated surfaces, with highs barely rebounding into the mid-30s. The cold weather didn't linger long, though.
The southern thaw began on Thursday, with highs warming into the 50s. Then, 60s wrapped up the workweek on Friday.
The temperature trend upward continued today, with highs hitting the mid-70s. It is the first 70s we've seen since January 20th, and before that January 11th.
Here's a look at today's high temperatures across the state:
Looking at the forecast ahead in Baton Rouge, a series of cold fronts and rain disturbances will bring more wet weather this coming week. Temperature swings will be drastic day-by-day.
Tomorrow's highs will, again, warm into the 70s, but 50s are expected Monday, with another warmer day on Tuesday.
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