Dec 12, 2012 6:40 PM by Rob Perillo
Frosty conditions are likely for most of Acadiana Thursday morning as temperatures drop to near the freezing mark, in many areas, for the first time this fall.
Freeze Warnings have been posted by the National Weather Service in response to this first freeze for the I-10 parishes in Acadiana northward. Frosty conditions will also be likely south of the warned areas so protecting the tender vegetation is in order for all concerned.
Morning lows will likely range between 30-33 degrees in many areas by morning with colder readings likely across the northern-most parishes of Acadiana.
There should be no threat to exposed pipes with the exception of perhaps a few areas toward Central Louisiana where temperatures will drop closer to the mid-upper 20s for a few hours before morning.
After the frosty start, look for lots of sunhine for our Thursday pushing the mercury into the lower 60s for the afternoon.
It shouldn't be as cold Thursday night/Friday morning with lows closer to the mid-upper 30s.
Fair to partly cloudy and milder conditions are expected Friday with highs pushing into the mid-upper 60s.
Look for plenty of clouds this weekend with milder afternoon highs reaching the mid-70s.
There will be a chance of showers late Friday night into early Saturday, again on Sunday with best rain chances developing by Monday. Cooler weather will return for the middle part of next week.