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The National Weather Service predicts some of the coldest temperatures of the fall season to hit south Louisiana in the coming week.

Today & tonight

The first of two cold fronts has arrived to the Baton Rouge area. Skies will be cloudy with a low chance of precipitation. Temperatures will linger in the 50s throughout the day, but should drop to 38 degrees tonight, forecasters predict.

Weekend forecast

Lots of sunshine this weekend will warm up the area. Saturday morning will be chilly as highs stay the lower 60s with Sunday reaching around 70 degrees.

Weather will be quiet and cooperative for Tiger fans traveling to Tuscaloosa for the much-anticipated match up against the Crimson Tide, according to the WBRZ Weather Center. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s on Saturday morning followed by a pair of sunny weekend afternoons in the mid to upper 60s.

Next week

A cold front will bring clouds and showers late Monday into early Tuesday followed by drastically colder temperatures.

The first freeze of the season is predicted next week. Highs will be in the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday, and a light freeze could impact Baton Rouge on Wednesday morning as temps drop to 27 degrees overnight.