More rainy weather to end out 2018

Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 23:56:02-05

Light, misty showers will continue the rest of the evening with temperatures holding in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Sunday a warm front will lift up over Acadiana producing more scattered showers and help to warm highs into the low 60s.

Warm front will spark off more scattered showers Sunday

Then on New Year’s Eve a cold front will sweep across Acadiana sparking off another round of showers and a few thunderstorms.

Here is a look at the latest Futurecast to see the timing of these showers and storms.


The Storm Prediction Center has portions of eastern Acadiana down to New Orleans under a marginal risk(5%) for one or two storms to be on the strong to severe side with damaging gusty winds up to 60 mph as the main threat, although an isolated spin-up tornado can not be ruled out.

Marginal risk for a couple strong to severe storms Monday afternoon

Rainfall amounts from this system only look to be about a half rain so this should not cause too many issues even with the ground still really wet from Thursday’s rain.

Rainfall amounts the next couple days will stay on the light side.

The good news is the front should push off to the east by the evening meaning it will be dry but getting cold with temperatures in the upper 40s and lowers 50s at midnight to ring in 2019.

News Years Day will be dry but cloudy with highs in the mid 60s.

Another system is forecasted to slide across Acadiana on Wednesday bringing more showers and a few thunderstorms.

Another Gulf Low will swing across Acadiana on Wednesday

Unfortunately this rain maker could produce another 1-2 inches which could cause minor flooding in the usual spots as the ground is still very wet and we will not have much of a chance to dry out before these showers arrive.

Wednesday’s system could produce 1-2 inches of rain leading to minor flooding issues.

Light showers could linger into Thursday morning but by the afternoon we should finally begin to dry out.

However, once the rain moves off to the east temperatures are going to get quite cold as lows Friday morning are projected to drop into the low to mid 30s, producing heavy frost.

With sunny skies Friday afternoon into next weekend temperatures will start to warm back up with highs in the mid 50s on Friday and mid 60s by Saturday and Sunday.