Dec 6, 2013 6:27 PM by Rob Perillo
Winter-like conditions will continue for Acadiana through early next week with cold overcast skies and periods of rain/drizzle/mist likely through Monday.
As a shallow dome of cold air has settled into the region, disturbances aloft in the sub-tropical jet stream, riding from the southwest to northeast, will allow for periods of rain into early next week.
And in between the "wetter" weather systems, there will still be the risk of patchy drizzle and or mist.
Temperatures will likely drop into the mid-30s for Saturday morning with wind chills in the low-mid 20s likely.
Some of the precipitation, if there is any around during the pre- and post-dawn hours of Saturday, may briefly mix with some sleet mainly along and north of the I-10 corridor.
Occasionally wet weather with temperatures hovering in the upper 30s to lower 40s will be likely through Saturday afternoon/evening.
Another disturbance in the jet stream will likely bring a good chance of rain Sunday into Sunday night with temperatures likely to stay mostly in the 40s.
There will be a very subtle rise in temperatures through Sunday night as the warmer rain aloft gradually modifies our lower level temperature profiles.
Rain chances look to stay on the high side again Monday into Monday night as another upper level disturbance rides across the Northwestern Gulf States.
We may see some sun finally, Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, but another and stronger storm system will likely develop for the end of the week into the following weekend...this system may have heavy rains and thunderstorms, and could contain a severe weather element to it as well.
Milder temperatures are expected by next weekend with highs reaching back into the lower 70s next Saturday, although it could be a stormy one...