Jan Kinsaul (left) and Deidra Burleson bundle up Tuesday morning to stay warm at Opp’s baseball tournament at Merchants Field. The high today is expected to be 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Jan Kinsaul (left) and Deidra Burleson bundle up Tuesday morning to stay warm at Opp’s baseball tournament at Merchants Field. The high today is expected to be 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

BRRR! It’s cold

Published 12:00am Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baby, it was cold outside Tuesday, but it wasn’t cold enough to stop play on the diamond in Opp.

Amid morning freeze warning and breezy temperatures, droves of parents braved the cold temperatures to watch their children play in the Opp baseball tournament on Tuesday.

Blankets, layers of clothing, scarves and gloves were used to stay warm.

Temperatures dipped to 29 for the low last night, and a freeze warning was in effect until 8 a.m. this morning.

Meteorologists said Tuesday temperatures are around 20 degrees too cold for this time of the year.

Forecasters predict temperatures to increase to 71 by Thursday, with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast by Friday evening and through Monday.

Plenty of sunshine and less wind will help push the Wednesday high into the upper 50s.

As Easter rolls around, forecasters predict the chance of rain on Saturday will be remote, while Easter Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a threat of a few showers later in the day.

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