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Morning Rain-Afternoon Chill

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Another very cold day is expected across Acadiana. Rain is sticking around for the morning period, but later this afternoon, rains should taper off and clouds will remain. Temperatures will hold in the low to mid 40s most of the day with a slight drop in temperatures this afternoon. As gusty north winds kick in this afternoon, expect wind chills to drop into the lower 30s. Rainfall totals will be considerably lighter today with up to 1/4 of an inch.

 

Colder air will continue to flow in from the north. Even with cloud cover remaining overnight, we can expect most areas to drop into the mid to upper 30s for lows. Most of the region will stay above freezing, although a few rural areas north of Alexandria may touch 32 degrees for an hour or so. Thursday should remain mostly cloudy and cold with afternoon highs in the 40s. A few areas along the coast may get lucky and hit 50. Winds will remain out of the north.

Friday, skies will become sunny. It remains rather cool as highs will reach the mid to upper 50s. Clouds should return Saturday, and rains are back in the forecast New Year's Eve overnight into New Year's Day. Temperatures will remain chilly. Highs should be in the 50s Saturday, upper 50s New Year's Eve, and back in the 40s New Year's Day.

Next week, a couple of potent systems will move across the country bringing rain and snow. Models solutions continue to vary and there's no firm forecast on how these storms will impact Acadiana, but we can say that cold rains are likely, and winter precipitation might not be too far from Acadiana!

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