Dec 16, 2013 6:01 PM by Rob Perillo
The last few days of fall (and likely the first day of winter, Saturday) will be milder across Acadiana as the next storm system in the west takes shape engendering a moderating flow from the Gulf of Mexico later this week.
Chilly mornings will yield to mostly sunny and seasonably milder afternoons through Thursday with highs in the 60s through Wednesday.
It will become rather balmy for the end of the week into the weekend but plenty of clouds are expected and eventually rain chances.
The next storm system will take shape in the Western U.S. by the end of the week and will slowly migrate toward the Gulf States for the weekend.
This feature will likely bring a good chance of showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms starting Friday and continuing through most of the weekend.
Eventually a cold front will dry the area out by late Sunday ushering in cool temperatures again for early next week, and likely through Christmas.
Highs Friday and Saturday will likely top out in the mid-upper 70s while lows rise into the lower-mid 60s.
Winter officially begins (the winter solstice) Saturday at 11:11am CST...but it will certainly feel more like fall!
The preliminary outlook for Christmas calls for generally fair to partly cloudy and seasonably cool conditions Monday through Wednesday with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s...sorry, but once again it won't be a white Christmas in Acadiana...unless there's some patchy frost Christmas morning!