Posted: Dec 25, 2012 5:32 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: Dec 25, 2012 5:32 PM
After several rounds of strong to occasionally severe storms, windy and much colder weather will move into Acadiana.
Fortunately most of Acadiana dodged the severe weather bullet with sporadic power outages and minor wind damage from storms that produced 50-60mph gusts in spots Christmas afternoon.
More significant wind damage was reported north of Acadiana in Rapides Parish and then many areas to the north. As of Tuesday evening, the "significant" severe weather event that was predicted was certainly panning out farther to the east with no less than a dozen tornado warnings for Mississippi and Alabama at press time.
Meanwhile, in Acadiana much colder air will advect into the region with temperatures dropping into the mid-upper 30s by morning thanks to the chilled airmass courtesy of snowfall across Oklahoma, North Texas into Arkansas and the back-side of this weather system.
Sunny skies with highs barely reaching the lower 50s are forecast for Acadiana Wednesday.
A light freeze/frost will be likely late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
Another weather system and cool front will approach Friday producing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms, but no severe weather is expected with this system at this time.
The weekend will feature fair skies and chilly conditions, but the weather pattern will stay active with another robust weather system developing for the first couple of days of the new year.