Dry and warmer conditions will persist through Thursday. Highs will remain well above normal in the upper 40s to upper 50s. Then a strong cold front will slide south through the region late in the day Thursday...with colder conditions expected for the last part of the work week and into the weekend. By Saturday highs will only be in the upper 20s to mid 30s.   (Please visit http://weather.gov/lsx for more information.)