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Sun returns to start the new work week

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Skies will gradually clear this evening and through the overnight hours allowing for cooler and drier air to move into Acadiana setting up a chilly start to the work week as lows will fall into the upper 30s to lower 40s.

After the cool start it will turn into a beautiful late January day with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 60s helping to cheer up those Monday blues.

Monday night into Tuesday morning an extra shot of cool air slides down into Acadiana dropping lows into the low to mid 30s creating the possibility for some patchy frost throughout Acadiana so sensitive plants will need to be protected again.

The cool air sticks with us on Tuesday holding highs in the mid 50s even though we will have bright sunny skies again.

Like Tuesday it will be clear and cold Wednesday morning so it you are thinking of enjoying the total lunar eclipse just remember the heavy jacket and maybe a blanket.

The eclipse will start around 5:48am and become totally eclipse at about 6:51am.

The sad news is the moon will set over the western horizon at 6:59am so we will only be able to see to eclipse for 8 minutes and with it peaking around 6:56am.

Wednesday afternoon high pressure scoots off towards the east coast flipping winds out of the south pushing clouds and warmer air back over the region as highs climb into the lower 60s.

Thursday afternoon a few scattered showers will develop over Acadiana out ahead of our next cold front before becoming more widespread late Thursday into Friday morning as the front pushes out into the Gulf.

Slightly cooler air swings down into Acadiana behind the front as highs Friday and Saturday will be below average in the mid to upper 50s.

After some peeks of sunshine Friday afternoon and Saturday morning clouds and the chance for rain returns late Saturday into Sunday as a stationary front lifts up towards the coast and combines with a Gulf low to produce numerous light to moderate showers.

At this time I am not expecting as heavy of rain as we saw this past Saturday but we could still see 1-2 inches of rain. 

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