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Winter chill returning to Acadiana

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The sunshine sure felt nice this afternoon but clear skies this evening will allow for temperatures to rapidly cool off.

Lows Tuesday morning look to drop down close to the freezing mark across Northern Acadiana where they will see a good possibility for widespread frost, so sensitive plants will need to be covered.

Even along the interstate and to the south it will get pretty cold Tuesday morning with lows falling into the mid 30s, so we will also have a decent chance to see areas of patchy frost, especially in rural communities.


Tuesday afternoon will be on the cool side even though we will have plenty of sunshine again as highs will only top out in the low to mid 50s.

Wednesday morning skies look to remain clear setting up another cold night with lows in the mid to upper 30s.

For those hoping to see the total lunar eclipse Wednesday morning viewing conditions look to be good but you will need to bundle up as mentioned above temperatures will be on the chilly side.

Also, you will need to have a clear view of the western horizon as the total eclipse will happen at 6:51am right before the moon then sets at 6:59am.

Wednesday afternoon high pressure scoots off to the east producing a return flow off the Gulf pushing clouds and warmer air over Acadiana as highs will warm into the low to mid 60s.

By Thursday temperatures could push 70 during the afternoon before a few scattered showers begin to develop.

Showers will become more widespread late in the evening into the overnight hours as a cold front dives down into the southeast.

Clouds hang around on Friday as slightly cooler air moves into Acadiana with highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday scattered showers return during the afternoon and evening and could interrupt the Rio Parade.

On and off showers look to continue into Sunday as another Gulf low slowly slides along the Gulf coast before a cold front sweeps it off to the east Sunday afternoon.

The system could produce another round of decent rain of about 1-2 inches but I am not expecting anything like this past Saturday.

Moving into the following week we cool down again on Monday with highs in the lower 50s before a third cold front moves across the region late Tuesday into Wednesday bringing more rounds of showers.

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