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Breezy, cooler Tuesday

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After temperatures flirting with milder 70 degree readings across much of Acadiana Monday afternoon, another front will cross the area by daybreak Tuesday, allowing for breezy and chillier conditions to return to the region for about 36 hours.

After a morning start in the low-mid 40s, temperatures will be limited to the upper 50s to near 60 under wall to wall sunshine Tuesday afternoon.

Breezy north winds will make it feel even cooler.

Skies will stay crystal clear while winds gradually diminish Tuesday night which should set the stage for good viewing of the Geminids meteor shower late Tuesday night.

To see the meteors, look in the southeastern sky around midnight moving toward the southwestern sky during the predawn hours.

The best bet: look overhead (you don't need binoculars or a telescope) around 1-2 am or later, get away from city lights, and give yourself some time for your eyes to adjust to the night sky...and DRESS WARMLY!

Temperatures will be dropping into the lower 40s to upper 30s during viewing times...a thermos of hot cocoa would be perfect!

Readings will be close to freezing or the frost-zone, low-mid 30s, by Wednesday morning.

Partly sunny and cool conditions are expected Wednesday into Wednesday night with a fair bit of high level cirrus clouds, dulling the sun, and possibly marring the view of the meteor shower at night through Thursday morning.

Partly cloudy skies accompanied by warmer temperatures are expected Thursday, but another quick-moving front will cross the area by Friday morning, again, with little fanfare.

Expect sunny, breezy and chilly conditions Friday through Saturday morning, but milder temperatures will likely return Sunday before another front pushes through.

The front late Sunday however, will come with the chance of showers, and will be followed by not much cooler conditions into early next week.

It's too early to make a call for Christmas, but leading up to the big day it looks mild in the long-range computer projections toward the latter part of next week, but colder air may arrive just in time...we'll see!

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