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Sunny but cool temperatures for the Christmas holiday

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It will be a chilly start to our Christmas Eve with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s but we should warm up to seasonal highs in the mid 60s under lots of sunshine.

Sunday afternoon a dry, cold front will dive south through Acadiana ushering in colder air as temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 30s, producing some patchy frost as Santa passes through Acadiana Christmas Eve night.

So we might not have a white Christmas but we could have a frosty Christmas.

The colder air sticks around all day on Christmas as temperatures will only climb into the mid 50s.

After the holidays the weather patterns turns cool and damp for much of next week.

Tuesday afternoon a shortwave low pressure will slide up the Texas coast and push Gulf moisture over Acadiana creating a decent chance(40-50%) for light scattered showers.

On and off showers will linger into the first part of Wednesday before we get a break from the rain.

However, skies will remain overcast Wednesday afternoon holding temperatures in the mid 50s for highs.

Thursday looks to start off dry before scattered showers return during the afternoon out ahead of the next cold front dropping down towards the southeast.

Again hit or miss showers will continue into the first half of Friday before the front pushes out into the Gulf Friday afternoon.

Although we will have a good chance for showers Tuesday through Friday most of the rain will be light and the models are only predicting about an inch of rain total for the 4 days, so flooding should not be a concern.

Friday afternoon into the weekend sunshine returns to Acadiana but behind the front cooler air remains in place as highs stay in the 50s.

Unfortunately, as of right now, there is a fairly good chance(40-50%) that scattered showers to move back over the area just in time to ruin your New Years Eve plans.

And the wet and cool pattern looks to continue into 2018 as scattered showers are a good bet during the second half of New Years Day and into the following Tuesday.

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