Nov 26, 2013 4:19 PM by Rob Perillo
After a last round of precipitation Tuesday evening, drier conditions will be finally moving into Acadiana with chilly sunshine likely for the rest of the week.
Periods of rain & drizzle will likely come to an end around midnight.
While it's been way to warm aloft for any wintry precipitation over the last couple of days, conditions aloft may get cold enough aloft for the possibility of a brief wintry mix with some sleet or a flake or two just as the precipitation ends before midnight, especially in northern portions of Acadiana.
Ground temperatures will be too warm for any accumulations and the chance of this happening is only in the 10% range!
Skies will clear Wednesday morning with sunny, breezy and cold conditions continuing. Highs Wednesday will be in the mid-40s.
The coldest air will move in for Wednesday night/Thursday morning with readings likely dropping into the upper 20s.
This will be a killing freeze for plants, so take care of the tender vegetation and make sure the pets have a warm place to stay.
The Thanksgiving morning chill is not expected to threaten pipes, but as always for the winter, it is a good idea to make sure they are wrapped and ready to go for future freezes to come later this winter.
Thanksgiving will be sunny and still quite cool but there will be less wind with highs near the lower 50s.
Another light freeze and frost will be possible Friday morning with low in the lower 30s along with mostly sunny skies likely to bring our highs back into the upper 50s to lower 60s Friday afternoon.
It may stay dry enough through Friday night/Saturday morning for another frost, although temperatures should be closer to the mid-30s for the morning start.
Fair to partly cloudy and mild conditions are expected for the rest of the weekend with highs in the mid-60s Saturday and upper 60s to near 70 Sunday.
Next week looks mild, compared to Thanksgiving week with the risk of showers perhaps Monday and especially later in the week...the long range models look wet and mild from the end of the first week of December into the second week.