The rain has moved away from Acadiana, but clouds are holding firm. Cold air has pushed its way in and temperatures will struggle to warm any during the day. Highs will be in the low 50s before quickly falling back down into the 40s this evening. It will be a cold and breezy evening, so bring multiple layers to the football games tonight.
Today: Cloudy, breezy, and cold. High: 52°
Tonight: Clearing skies. Breezy and cold. Low: 39°
Saturday: Lots of sunshine. A few passing clouds. High: 62°
Sunday: Mostly sunny. A few afternoon clouds. High: 69°
We’ll see really nice weather for the weekend as temperatures will sit in the 60s for highs with a warming trend to Sunday. Nights will be chilly, but afternoons will see sunny conditions. Monday will be the warmest day as temperatures top 70 degrees ahead of a very strong cold front. There will be a few showers ahead of the front since we won’t see much of a return flow off the Gulf to help bring in moisture. The front will move through overnight Monday bringing the coldest air of the season so far. The rain showers will stick around through the early morning hours of Tuesday as temperatures fall to the lower 40s. Clouds will stick around most of the day Tuesday, keeping temperatures in the upper 40s. Lows will fall into the upper 20s inland and lower 30s south of I-10. This will be the first area-wide freeze, but as of now just looks to be a light freeze for most of the area (temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s for only a few hours) with a hard freeze possible in northern Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to Tuesday. A slow warm-up will finally return for Thursday thanks to an area of low pressure forming in the Gulf. This will send moisture and showers up to Acadiana making for yet another grey day around the region.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier