Tonight: Rain and wind. Cloudy and becoming very cold. Wind: SW to N 15-25 G 30+. Lo: 43.
The heat and humidity will quickly become a thing of the past tonight as very strong cold front moves through Acadiana. We will go from the 70s to the 40s very quickly overnight. The wind will pick up drastically out of the north. Look for the wind to be sustained from 15-25 mph with gusts more than 30 mph through Tuesday evening. Note that the cold air will rush in and be reinforced all day and into Wednesday morning. It is on Wednesday morning that I believe enough wind will be leftover that wind chills will be in the low 20s and maybe even upper teens for a brief time. Regardless, look for very little in the way of a warm-up on Wednesday afternoon despite ample sunshine. We will only see 51 degrees at best on Wednesday, still more than 20 degrees below average. You can then expect barely above freezing temps the next several nights. Although there will be a gradual warming trend during the afternoons late in the weekend into next week.
-Chief Meteorologist Jason Nappi