Chilly start to Christmas Eve

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 23:53:24-05

The cool front that pushed through Acadiana this afternoon, clearing out the clouds, will continue to slide out over the Gulf of Mexico tonight.

Behind this front cooler air will work down into the region as lows Monday morning will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.  Brr!

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


After the chilly start Christmas Eve looks to be another beautiful day with lots of sunshine and seasonal temperatures in the low to mid 60s as high pressure will be in control.

For Christmas high pressure will swing off to the East Coast causing winds to turn back out of the south pushing warm and moist air over Acadiana.

This will lead to temperatures climbing back near 70 but will also cause clouds and a few stray showers to move into Acadiana.

Projected highs for Christmas afternoon

After Christmas the forecast is still looking rather rainy so those returning to Acadiana following the holidays might run into some delays.

The showers look to start Wednesday afternoon as a warm front lifts out of the Gulf producing the first round of rain.

Scattered showers starting Wednesday afternoon

Once the showers begin they will be on and off through the evening into much of the day Thursday as the main cold front slides towards Louisiana.

Showers continue Thursday until front swings through Acadiana

Now the front will try to clear Acadiana and push off to the East Thursday evening maybe giving us a brief break in the rain but the front could linger and keep the chance for showers in the forecast until Friday morning.

Rain slow to move out of the region

Friday afternoon we might even see some sunshine peak through the clouds before another round of scattered showers works into the region on Saturday and Sunday as the stalled front remains located right along the Gulf Coast.

Scattered showers start up again Saturday into Sunday

In total rain amounts for the second half of the week look to be about 2-4 inches so no major flooding issues will be an issue but ponding and minor flooding could be possible in the usual spots until the rain slows down and it can drain.

A good soaking of rain but it will be spread out over several days so no major flooding

Looking ahead to New Years Eve the forecast looks good with clouds skies and temperatures in the 50s.