Dec 7, 2012 4:53 PM by Rob Perillo
Another spring-like pattern is in the forecast for Acadiana this weekend but a strong cold front arriving Monday will make it feel more like December for a few days next week.
Look for late night/early morning fog and clouds with intervals of afternoon sunshine through Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 70s Saturday and Sunday.
A strong cold front will enter the region late Sunday night into Monday morning with showers and some robust storms likely to precede and accompany the front.
Temperatures will likely be in the 60s early Monday but should drop smartly through the 50s, perhaps into the upper 40s by late Monday afternoon.
Winter-like temperatures with highs mostly in the 50s with lows in the mid-30s are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Quick changes due to an energetic pattern are expected for the rest of next week.
An upper system will approach late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and may produce some very light, cold precipitation Tuesday night, but this system will exit the area quickly Wednesday. In the northern part of the state, If the system has enough upper moisture there would be the risk of a few snow flurries, but this would occur well north of Acadiana.
Another robust system will arrive by late next week with a quick warm-up Thursday/Friday then another good chance of storms late Friday or Friday night.
Forecast Map for Sunday December 9, 2012: