Frigid temperatures arrive for Mardi Gras

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 08:17:03-05

The winter storm has come and gone and now Acadiana is left with some bitterly cold temperatures to deal with for Mardi Gras.

There was a good round of sunshine on Monday afternoon which has helped dry out many of Acadiana's roads which in turn has helped with possible icy conditions.

A few patches of ice will still be possible on the road Tuesday morning, but it seems to be much improved than we originally thought before the sun came out.

Acadiana is going to get plenty of sunshine on Tuesday, however, temperatures likely won't get much above freezing with highs sitting around 34 for areas along and south of the interstate and freezing north of I-10.

Wind chill values are going to remain in the 20s through the rest of the day, and lows will be dropping down into the mid 20s for another night.

Since temperatures are some of the lowest they've been in several years there's a huge demand for energy as people try and heat their home, do your best to conserve energy to prevent blackout from occurring from an overwhelmed grid.

While it will be a sunny day Tuesday the clouds will return overnight and showers will return to Acadiana on Wednesday.

A few thunderstorms may be on the stronger side possibly producing some strong winds, but the stronger storms will probably manifest out more to our east.

The precipitation won't line up with our freezing temperatures so any rain will stay liquid and we won't have to worry about a wintry mix.

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