A dreary day takes shape across Acadiana

Posted at 5:41 AM, Jan 07, 2021

After a robust front moved through the area on Wednesday night it's time for Acadiana to deal with the fall out as temperatures drop and winds pick up on Thursday.

It's shaping up to be a dreary day with gray skies dominating the afternoon which will keep temperatures from warming up all that much. Highs will likely stick in the low 50s.

Strong winds, which will be blowing around 15-20 mph, will keep the wind chill down in the 40s through the rest of the day ushering in a cold stretch of days.

There will be just enough clearing Thursday night to see temperatures drop into the upper 30s, and even with some sunshine highs are going to be sitting in the low 50s.

The first half of the weekend will ultimately be very quiet and chilly with plenty of sunshine which will last for both Friday and Saturday.

Clouds and showers return to the forecast on Sunday with temperatures cooling off even more for the back half of the weekend.

There's a lot of talk about the possibility for wintry precipitation on Sunday night or early Monday morning. And while the door for that hasn't closed completely, a wintry mix will be more likely in the northern half of the state.

A flurry or two will be possible in the northern half of Acadiana, but it won't be cold enough for it to stick on the ground. The ground should be warm enough to prevent the formation of ice.

Predicting winter weather in south Louisiana is incredibly difficult so be sure to stay with KATC for updates and changes to what is sure to be an evolving forecast.

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