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Cold air setting up for the weekend

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 08:13:43-05

We have finally made it to the weekend and the temperatures will be on the cold side across Acadiana, even as the sun starts to come out.

After a blustery, dreary day on Thursday it's going to take a little while to get the clouds to clear but the sun is expected to emerge by Friday afternoon.

While the clouds may be dispersing it won't help much with temperatures as we're still looking at a high that stays in the low 50s and with a solid breeze, a wind chill in the 40s.

Clear skies stick around for Friday night which will make it a cold night with temperatures getting down to freezing across Acadiana, so make sure any sensitive vegetation is covered or brought inside along with pets.

The cold sticks around for several days with highs in the low 50s and lows down in the low 30s for the next couple of nights, which brings us to Sunday night.

An upper level disturbance will be moving through late Sunday night, dragging along with it a layer of clouds, showers, and colder air.

It's the mix of cold air and showers that has people talking in the hopes that we see some winter weather and it's looking more and more likely that it will be confined to the I-20 corridor in north Louisiana.

Areas along the Louisiana and Arkansas border have a shot for a few inches of snow, but for Acadiana it looks like it's mostly going to be a round of really cold rain which will continue into Monday morning.

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