Cold, arctic air has moved into Acadiana behind strong northerly winds. A few remaining showers will end by early morning, but clouds will stick around through the evening. Wind gusts have exceeded 35 mph, causing wind chill values to be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Clouds will begin clearing by noon and temperatures will briefly warm above the 40 degree mark before we start falling again. We will reach freezing by 10 p.m. tonight on our way down to record low temperatures. The record low for tomorrow is 27° and we will fall into the mid 20s.
Today: Cloudy and windy. Wind gusts could reach tropical storm force. High: 43°
Tonight: Very cold. Hard freeze expected. Record low temperatures likely. Low: 25°
Wednesday: Clouds from time to time. Cold. High: 51°
After a very cold start with hard freeze conditions across Acadiana, we will see plenty of sunshine to help warm temperatures into the lower 50s in the afternoon Wednesday. Temperatures stay on the cool side through the end of the week. A weak system moves through the area on Thursday, bringing another shot at a few showers Thursday and Thursday night. Cooler air returns behind the upper low and morning lows will return into the upper 30s. Highs will stay in the 50s through the weekend with clouds moving through each day.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier