Crummy, rainy then cool, pleasant weather coming for south Louisiana in next few days _lowres



First, rain. Then, cooler weather.

That's the outlook for the next few days in south Louisiana.

This from the National Weather Service: "Today and through the weekend we will see a return of rain as a cold front moves through the region. Decent shift compared to the previous night with the (models) now suggesting the front pushes through Saturday night with much cooler and drier air working in Sunday.

"Rain chances increase (Friday night) and tomorrow as the cold front moves closer to the area.... not really anticipating heavy rain.

"Saturday night and Sunday the front will get a renewed push south as high pressure slides southeast through the plains and toward the region. With that, cooler and drier air will begin to filter in from the northwest, and rain will begin to taper off. Much cooler air will lead to highs only in the 60s."

The chance of rain Friday night stands at about 50 percent. That chance cranks up to 90% on Saturday. On Sunday, as the rain moves out, highs will be in the 60s and lows in the 50s.

In Alabama (for that football game maybe you've heard about), there's a 100 percent chance of rain during the day, but that chance drops to 20 percent in the evening. It's unclear how much -- if any rain -- will fall during the game.