Dec 10, 2012 5:39 PM by Rob Perillo
A winter chill remains in the forecast over the next few days with lows dropping into the 30s at night with highs in the 50s through Wednesday.
A Freeze Warning has been posted for the northwestern parishes of Acadiana as temperatures could threaten the freezing mark for a couple of hours prior to daybreak.
Breezy north winds will fight ideal cooling conditions through Tuesday morning so forecast temperatures in the mid-upper 30s is the best call for now.
With that being said, it would be prudent to protect the tender vegetation over the next several nights/mornings as low again will be in the mid-30s Tuesday night, but highs clouds may keep much of the area out of the freeze potential.
Although generally fair skies are expected for our Tuesday, high clouds will likely invade during the afternoon and overnight hours as an upper disturbance rolls through the area. If the high clouds clear earlier than expected late Tuesday night, then Acadiana could see temperatures closer to freezing by Wednesday morning.
By Wednesday night skies should be completely clear and winds will become nearly calm, which may allow for many spots in Acadiana to see a frost/light freeze for Thursday morning.
Milder temperatures are expected from Thursday into the weekend with the chance of showers developing for Saturday.
At this point, it looks like Acadiana will see another weekend with highs in the 70s.
In the for what it may be worth department, the end of our long-range projections (12-14 days down the road) are calling for very cold conditions to arrive by Christmas, but that forecast is subject to, and will likely change, down the road.
Freeze Warnings for Tuesday Morning:
FutureCast Temperatures for Tuesday Morning: