Dec 30, 2013 6:37 PM by Rob Perillo

Gloomy/Wet Start to New Year

Acadiana won't see much sun until 2014 as the sub-tropical jet stream will keep clouds locked into the area through Thursday...and it appears that it will be on the wet side for New Year's Day.

A disturbance over South Texas will advance northeastward Tuesday and will likely bring developing rain chances after midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning with periods of rain becoming likely Wednesday into Wednesday night.

As per the last couple of weather systems, the bulk of the heavier rains and a few embedded storms will stay offshore, but rain totals of one half to one inch will be possible with highest totals (and rain chances) along the coastal Acadiana parishes.

Colder weather & clearing skies will be likely Thursday night through Saturday. 

Temperatures will likely drop to near the freezing mark for both Friday & Saturday mornings, while dyatime highs remain in the 40s Friday and 50s Saturday.

Incidentally, this same weather system that will bring our rain chances could become a significant snow storm in the Northeast corridor of the U.S. Thursday into Friday which will be followed by an arctic air mass...meaning it will be bitterly cold for the Saints/Eagles game Saturday night.

Current computer model guidance is suggesting that a snow of 6 inches to up to a foot might be possible in the Philadelphia area late Thursday into Friday with both relatively reliable long range models indicating single digit temperatures for kickoff...we'll see! 


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