Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Bone-chilling cold this afternoon across Acadiana. High temperatures in the lower 40s.
Wind chills in the low-middle 30s this evening. Heavy coat, jacket, scarf, gloves, & knit hat needed this evening. To make matters more gloomy…rain showers will continue overnight tonight and through the day tomorrow!
Overnight lows in the upper 30s to near 40, so wintry precipitation NOT expected overnight tonight.
Tomorrow: High temperatures struggling to climb into the middle 40s. Wind chills in the 30s for most of the daytime hours. Don’t leave the house without the rain coat & a heavy winter jacket. Intermittent showers will persist throught the daytime hours. No frozen precip, as temps will be too warm.
Tomorrow night: Forecast gets tricky! Forecast models trending slightly more hopeful with a potential changeover from cold rain to snow flakes across portions of south Louisiana, south Mississippi, and southern Alabama late Thursday night into Friday morning. It’s still early…take forecast models with a large clump of salt.
Here’s the setup. Based on the projected upper level wind pattern, we will have a stout cold air mass in place with temperatures “aloft” well below freezing. In addition, surface temperatures will be close to freezing on Friday morning.
For Acadiana…Forecast models have been trending towards a LOW potential for a brief opportunity for a few snow flakes(if you squint your eyes) on Friday morning. However, several of our other models(NAM, CMC,RGEM) are showcasing a slightly larger potential.
Hard freeze in the forecast Friday night into Saturday morning across most of Acadiana. Plants, pets, and pipes. With overnight lows 26-30 across the area.
— Meteorologist Scot Pilie’