Heavy rains that plagued the region Thursday and Thursday night are continuing a slow movement toward the east. Skies have already cleared across the western sections of Louisiana, and skies will gradually break up over Acadiana through the day today. Clouds may linger into the afternoon for the far southeastern sections. Temperatures will be slightly cooler today as highs reach the mid 60s.
Overnight, clouds will return as lows drop into the lower 50s winds will remain out of the north. Saturday, we can expect cloudy skies through the day with showers redeveloping, highs should climb into the upper 50s for daytime highs. Unfortunately the clouds will be sticking around through the remainder of the weekend. Sunday we can expect steady rains with highs in the mid 60s. Rains will continue into New Year’s Eve, but may break up by the time the 2019 rolls in. Rainfall totals between Saturday and Monday could amount to more than three inches. This on top of the 3-4 inch rains we picked up on Thursday, so rivers will remain on the high side.
Finally as we reach the first few days of 2019, we’re looking at some clearing but temperatures will be chilly. LIght freezes may be ahead for the January 3-4 time period.