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One more light freeze, then milder into the weekend; storms late Sunday night

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After one more light freeze overnight through Friday morning, the January thaw will commence for Acadiana, albeit with plenty of clouds.

After morning readings ranging mostly in the upper 20s to lower 30s, look for temperatures to rise into the upper 40s to perhaps, the lower 50s Friday afternoon, as clouds move in from the southwest...these clouds could keep it slight cooler, but our winds will begin to turn out of the southeast by day's end.

Moving into the weekend it will be even milder with a mixture of mostly cloudy skies along with a few intervals of sun.

Highs Saturday will reach the low to mid- 60s rising to the lower 70s Sunday.

A few passing showers (at 20%) will be possible this weekend under this warm "advection" pattern, courtesy of southerly winds ahead of our next frontal boundary.

That front arrives late Sunday night into early Monday morning, with a very good chance of showers and thunderstorms.

While still not clear, there may be a few isolated strong storms in the mix with the front, that could contain damaging winds, and/or some small hail...more on this Friday.

Fortunately, the next front will be of Pacific, not Arctic in origin, so it appears that near normal temperatures for January will follow with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s much of next week, while night-time lows drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Another warm-up is anticipated toward the end of next week into early next weekend, along with increasing prospects for showers into Friday and perhaps, a good chance of some heavy thunderstorms next Saturday.

Overall, the pattern looks more progressive, wetter and not as cold for Acadiana as we finish out the month.

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