Dec 20, 2012 6:20 PM by Rob Perillo
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.