FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend

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As of now, there is no clear indication of our next strong or Artic cold front making headway to Southwest Louisiana. By daybreak winds will settle to 8 miles per hour, but wind chills will still be in the upper teens to low 20s by daybreak.

Temperatures warmed into the lower 50s Tuesday afternoon with just a few clouds. The high Sunday will be in the upper 60s.

Overnight, the cold front will arrive before dawn, shifting our winds to the north at 10 miles per hour and dropping our temperatures the upper 20s to low 30s to start the day on Thursday. Winds will be lighter, coming in from the north up to 6 miles per hour.

Average high temperatures for this time of year are usually in the upper 50s. Mostly sunny conditions will blanket the state with a bit more cloud cover over the far northeast late in the day. We should see a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two in the morning. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s.

The high temperature is expected to reach only 52 degrees today in Sterling, according to the National Weather Service. There is a better chance for more widespread rain Sunday evening. We then clear up and cool down Wednesday.

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy for the middle of the week with afternoon temperatures warming back into the lower to mid 60s. Be sure to keep tuning in for when the next big cool down will take place.

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