The main threat for the rest of the day was expected to be strong winds, ushering in a 20 to 30 degree temperature drop. Most places were expected to reach a high temperature in the morning hours, with temps falling through the day. A wind advisory was also in effect.
Temperatures were predicted to be in the mid 40s by 5 p.m. for most parts of the state.
This is from the National Weather Service:
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE QUITE STRONG TODAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE DELTA REGION WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 MPH AT TIMES. AREAS FARTHER SOUTH COULD HAVE SLIGHTLY LOWER SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS...BUT WINDS COULD STILL GUST TO 40 MPH AT TIMES. WINDS WILL TAPER DOWN THIS EVENING.