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Cooler weekend/last week of the year

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A cool front crossing Acadiana overnight Friday will usher in temperatures more representative of the season this weekend, with plenty of sunshine on the way for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Look for showers and perhaps a few isolated thunderstorms crossing the area after midnight and before daybreak Saturday.

No severe weather nor heavy rainfall is anticipated with rain totals generally 1/4 to 1/2 inch or less.

After a cloudy start Saturday, Acadiana will see a slow thinning of the clouds, accompanied by breezy and cool conditions. Temperatures will stay mostly in the 50s, perhaps briefly touching 60 for a high.

It will be cooler Saturday night with temperatures dropping into the low-mid 40s Sunday morning, but lots of sunshine for the afternoon will allow temperatures to reach the mid-60s...perfectly normal temperatures for the time of year.

A secondary surge of surface high pressure will allow for chillier conditions Christmas Eve with lows dropping to near 40 by Christmas morning. 

A few readings in the mid-upper 30s will be likely in northern portions of Acadiana Christmas morning.

Christmas Day will be sunny and seasonably cool with highs ranging in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

The dry, stable pattern will depart Acadiana for the rest of next week with plenty of clouds and rain chances developing for Tuesday into Wednesday.

Mostly cloudy skies and seasonably cool weather (with slight rain chances) will be the most prevalent pattern for Acadiana for the rest of next week and likely into the last weekend of 2017.

For now, we think there won't be any freezing temperatures for most the area over the next 10 days.

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