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Chilly & breezy start to the work week

Posted at 4:11 PM, Nov 25, 2018

This afternoon a cold front has swept through Acadiana pushing isolated showers and storms off to our east and causing winds to pick up out of the SW pushing temperatures into the upper 70s.

Unfortunately these warm temperatures will not last much longer as cold Canadian air is lagging behind the front and will spill down into Acadiana by Monday morning as lows will dip into the lower 40s.

Here is a look at the latest hour-by-hour temperatures.

 

Helping to push down this cold air will be our winds switching out of the NW at 10-18 mph with gusts up to 25-30 mph making it feel like the mid to upper 30s Monday morning, so grab the heavier jacket and maybe even the hats and gloves.

 

Now we will have some high clouds Monday morning but skies will be clearing during the afternoon but even with the nice sunshine it will still be chilly with highs struggling to reach the mid 50s.

With clear skies and winds dying down Monday night lows Tuesday morning are projected to drop into the low to mid 30s creating widespread frost.

The good news is Tuesday should feel better as we will have lots of sunshine and relatively calm winds, although highs will still be below average in the mid to upper 50s.

Wednesday winds flip back out of the SE as high pressure slides off towards Alabama helping to warm temperatures into the mid 60s.

The warming trend continues Thursday as highs will reach the low to mid 70s but with additional moisture in the atmosphere a stray shower will be possible.

Rain chances then increase to about 30-40% Friday afternoon out ahead of our next cold front which will arrive early Saturday morning producing a good chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Models are still showing differences in the intensity and amount of rain Acadiana will receive with this system.

The European model is the more aggressive with heavy showers and thunderstorms likely while the GFS keeps the heavier showers and storms to the north towards Arkansas with just light scattered showers possible for Acadiana.

European model shows heavy showers and storms possible Saturday morning.
GFS shows just scattered showers and storms Saturday morning.

Behind this front skies clear out Sunday as temperatures remain mild in the upper 60s to lower 70s.