Feb 28, 2013 5:00 PM by Rob Perillo
A winter chill will stay in Acadiana through the weekend, and after a brief warm-up Monday, below normal temperatures will be likely through much of next week.
Chilly Canadian air will continue to surge southeastward toward the Gulf of Mexico through Sunday as a slow moving storm system in the NE U.S. keeps a northwest flow aloft delivering the chilly air.
Daytime highs Friday will be in the mid-upper 50s but will struggle to reach the lower 50s Saturday as another front crosses the area Friday night.
Lows at night will be in the mid-upper 30s dropping to near 32-34F Sunday morning. Interestingly enough, Acadiana has not seen a freeze since December 30th (31F). There have been only three light freezes in Acadiana all winter long, and they came in December.
More sun is expected Friday with a few clouds possible Saturday and mostly sunny skies Sunday.
Milder temperatures will return briefly Monday with more clouds ahead of another front Monday night that may generate a few sprinkles.
The rest of next week looks cool and dry with the next significant rain chances not arriving until the latter part of next weekend (around March 10th).
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