Okay, two weeks ago the "polar vortex" descended upon us here in South Louisiana. Most of us are still recovering from those cold temperatures. In fact, we put on our short pants and t-shirts to go outside this weekend to remove all those dead plants from our yards and gardens.

Such is the temperamental nature of weather in south Louisiana. Frozen busted pipes and icy roads one weekend, the next weekend you're having to fend off heatstroke by taking a break in your front yard. Well, if you're ready for the ups and downs in the forecast to come to an end, you've chosen the wrong place to call home.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service Office in Lake Charles tell us the warm and springlike weather we've experienced over the weekend is about to become a memory. A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms across much of the area during the day today.

The Storm Prediction Center is not suggesting that there will be an outbreak of severe storms with this frontal passage but the potential for a strong thunderstorm is certainly there. Although, you'll be more likely to run across stronger storms the further north and west you go.

Here's what you can expect, it will be warm, muggy, and breezy this morning. Gusty winds from the south could certainly get your attention if you drive a high-profile vehicle. Showers and thunderstorms should move into the area by 10 or so this morning, look for rain and cooler weather to follow for the remainder of the afternoon into the evening.

Showers and thunderstorms should come to an end during the day on Tuesday with gusty northerly winds making tomorrows afternoon high temperature of 59 degrees feel even cooler.

If you don't like the cooler weather, then wait a few days because the milder temperatures should be back by the end of the week.

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