Much Colder Air on the Way

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Thick fog set in across Acadiana thanks to high moisture levels. Temperatures started out mild and will climb into the upper 70s today. There won’t be much sunshine today. Clouds will hang tough through the afternoon and we’ll see showers develop throughout the day. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out especially as the cold front approaches. The front looks to move through in the afternoon hours. Behind it, showers remain and temperatures begin falling fast. Friday will start out cold and blustery, with passing nuisance showers.
Today: Cloudy. Showers from time to time. A rumble of thunder is possible. High: 78°
Tonight: Cloudy and cold. A strong northerly breeze. Showers continue. Low: 42°
Friday: Showers end by noon. Cloudy, cold, and breezy. High: 52°
Cold air rushes in on Friday, and with cloud cover, temperatures will struggle to reach the lower 50s in the afternoon. Friday night football looks cold but dry. 30s will be common waking up Saturday morning. Winds look to stay up enough for frost to not be an issue, but some patchy frost may develop inland if winds stay light. Saturday afternoon looks great with plenty of sunshine and temperatures climbing in to the 60s. Sunday will be mild in the upper 60s. This sets the stage for quite a change in the forecast. A powerful cold front moves into the area on Monday. Ahead of the front, temperatures reach 70. Showers push through the area and stick around after the front clears the coast. Temperatures fall quickly into the 30s and create a cold rain for the area. No wintry precip is expected as the upper levels will be way too warm. It will be a raw day Tuesday as temperatures stick in the 40s all day long. Our first area-wide freeze appears very likely Tuesday night with upper 20s possible inland. The cold sticks around Wednesday with highs in the 50s even with plentiful sunshine.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier