Winter’s chill extends all the way to the Gulf Coast

Mid-week in southern Louisiana seemed so promising. Temperatures were as warm as 64 degrees on Tuesday, the sun was shining and then the bottom fell out. A strong upper level trough dragged cold air from the Arctic all the way to the Lafayette area. While temperatures were warm in the morning on Thursday, temperatures fell off quickly in the afternoon. It was a midnight low that dropped just below freezing late yesterday. A sign of things to come. Outlets that forecast hourly all the way to the end of day two had the best forecasts, with Victoria-Weather leading the way.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 64, Low 31
Thursday – High 56, Low 30

Grade: B-D