Dry & mild through Christmas

Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 22, 2018

With the southerly flow this afternoon it was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s.

The southerly flow will lead to a mild night as temperatures slowly fall into the mid to upper 50s.

Here is a look at the latest hour-by-hour temperatures for Acadiana


Now clouds will be increasing across Acadiana tonight as a weak cool front swings into the region.

This front could squeeze out a couple light showers/drizzle late tonight into Sunday morning but most of us should stay dry.

As the front slides off to the east Sunday afternoon skies will clear again setting up another nice, warm day with highs near 70.

High pressure builds over the Southeast for Christmas Eve pulling down some cooler air as lows Monday morning will fall into the upper 30s to lower 40s and highs will be about 5° cooler in the low to mid 60s.

Extended Christmas Forecast

But the high will scoot off to the East for Christmas flipping winds back out of the south pushing temperatures back near 70.

However, clouds will be building over Acadiana and even a few stray showers will be possible Christmas afternoon.

After Christmas is when things get interesting for Acadiana, so if you are traveling around the Gulf Coast you might want to try to get back in town by Wednesday afternoon to beat the rain.

Our next storm system will be moving into Texas Wednesday lifting a warm front over Louisiana producing scattered showers and a few storms during the afternoon/evening.

Showers lifting out of the Gulf and over Acadiana Wednesday afternoon/evening

Rains will continue into Thursday as the main cold front then swings through Acadiana.

As the front pushes into the area that could spark off a few stronger thunderstorms.

Cold front brings heavier showers and a few storms Thursday

Then this front could stall over the area meaning showers might linger into the first half of Friday before we start to get a break in the rain during the afternoon.

Front finally clears the area Friday afternoon

Unfortunately once this front clears the area another system looks to be heading for us producing another round of scattered showers late Saturday into next Sunday.