Mar 3, 2014 9:41 AM by weather

Cold & Rain for Fat Tuesday

Very cold air is spilling across Acadiana this morning and temperatures won't recover until mid week.  Gray skies will remain in place today and tonight although most of the rainfall today has moved eastward.

If you're planning on hitting a parade today or tonight, make sure you bundle up.  Temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s with wind chills in the 20s at times.  Another disturbance will move eastward from the Rio Grande Valley later today and into south Texas overnight.  With temperatures forecast to be near freezing, parts of central Texas, including Austin is under a winter storm warning.  Those areas could see freezing rain overnight into early Tuesday morning.

By the time the disturbance gets to Acadiana, our temperatures should be climbing back into the upper 30s and low 40s.  Some sleet may mix in with the cold rain over northern parts of Acadiana and central Louisiana before turning to all rain.  Rainfall here in Acadiana should begin during the mid morning hours and stick around through late afternoon.  About 1/4 inch of rain is expected with heavier amounts offshore.



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