Dec 20, 2012 6:20 PM by Rob Perillo

Winter Chill, Milder Weekend, Wet Christmas

A winter chill will stay in Acadiana through Saturday morning with milder temperatures anticipated this weekend through Christmas.  It won't be a white Christmas in Acadiana, but it's shaping up to be a wet and potentially stormy one.

In the near term, it's time to protect the plants and pets as temperatures drop into the mid-30s Friday morning with a wind chill factor likely to make it feel a few degrees colder.

Sunny skies are expected for our Friday with highs in the upper 50s.

Clear skies, nearly calm winds and very low dew points will likely translate to a frost/light freeze late Friday night through Saturday morning.

Milder temperatures are anticipated this weekend with highs in the mid-60s Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Clouds will increase Sunday with highs pushing into the lower 70s.

Early next week a frontal boundary combined with a series of disturbances will engender a good chance of showers and storms developing Monday into Tuesday. In addition to higher rain chances, there may be the risk of heavy rains and/or severe weather across a good part of the Gulf Coast Christmas Day.

Sharply colder weather will once again move back into the region later next week.


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