(KNOE) - We're still dry, but we do have some changes on the way and it starts with a bit warmer temperatures again on Monday before we see some soaking rain on Tuesday that could potentially put a small dent in the drought we're dealing with.
The rain will mainly be along and behind a cold front that will be sweeping through by Tuesday morning, and definitely dropping our temperatures quite a bit by the weekend.
Overall tonight temperatures will drop to the upper 40s and low 50s so we'll be a little warmer than last night. Then tomorrow is looking to be a bit warmer than today in the mid 70s by the afternoon which is definitely a few degrees above average. Normally we're sitting right around 62 for the beginning of December.
We do have the potential for some rain tonight due to an upper level disturbance moving northeast from Texas, so if it holds together we could see a few light showers. Monday night we'll start to see more rain chances creep into northeast Louisiana but the real soaker will be Tuesday with a good coverage of showers and thunderstorms through the day.
It looks like the heaviest showers and thunderstorms will come along the cold front early, around 5-8 am as it sweeps across northeast Louisiana. I'd definitely make sure to bring your umbrella when you head out the door in the morning because we'll still see more showers behind the cold front which could leave us with upwards of 1 to 1.5 inches of rain north of I-20, and about .50 to .75 inches to our south.
While it won't put a huge dent in our severe drought, it is definitely much needed rain. Once the cold front passes Tuesday morning, our high temperature will likely be very close to our low temperature. Then the temperature will drop like a rock into the lower 30s by the overnight and mid 50s during the day, which is nearly a 20 degree difference from the beginning of the week.