Get ready for big changes across Acadiana! Today will be the warmest day for at least the next seven days. Clouds will increase throughout the day with strong southerly winds in place. This will get temperatures to climb into the 70s this afternoon. We will stay dry through the day. A slim chance at a shower will be possible for your drive home. Rain chances increase through the evening and overnight period as a strong arctic front barrels down from the north. Temperatures will plummet overnight and we will wake up to 30s with blustery conditions. Winds will be ripping out of the north at 15 to 20 mph, gusting over 30 at times. This will give us a wind chill in the low 20s tomorrow morning. Showers linger through the early morning, and we could see one or two sleet pellets mix in early on. Most of us will only see rain before drier air moves in and shuts off the showers.
Today: Warm and cloudy. High: 73°
Tonight: Falling temperatures. Cold rain showers. Low: 37°
Tuesday: AM showers. Blustery. Winds could gust over 30 mph. Morning wind chill 24°. High: 45°
After a very cold and cloudy day, skies clear in the evening hours on Tuesday. Temperatures will fall quickly into the 30s on their way into the 20s area-wide. A hard freeze is expected all the way down to I-10 as temperatures will fall into the low-to-mid 20s and stay there for a while. South of the interstate, a light freeze is expected. We could see near record low temperatures on Wednesday morning, with the record being 27°. Today is a great day to get prepared: wrap pipes, bring in tropical or tender plants, make sure outdoor pets also have a place to stay, and don’t forget about the people! This arctic blast only lasts for one night before a “warm-up” takes place on Wednesday. Highs will get above 50°! We’ll see clouds from time to time and it will still be pretty chilly in the afternoon. A quick moving system will bring clouds and rain chances again on Thursday, but will leave drier air in place through the weekend. Lows from Wednesday through the weekend will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Highs will gradually warm each day from the mid 50s Thursday to the low 60s by Sunday.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier