Scattered showers and storms Monday afternoon

Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 23:33:38-05

Dreary and foggy conditions will continue for the rest of the evening with the chance for a few scattered showers through the overnight hours.

Now temperatures will actually be on the rise through the night as warmer Gulf air moves over the region.

The morning commute looks dry Monday but as we head towards lunchtime scattered showers and storms will become more numerous as a cold front sweeps through the area.

Here is a look at the latest predictive radar to see the timing of these showers and storms on Monday.


As these storms slide through Acadiana one or two could be on the stronger side with winds gusts up to 40-50 mph, however, for our neighbors just to the east and north they are under a marginal risk(5%) for the possibility of these storms becoming severe.

Severe potential has shifted to our NW but a strong storm can not be ruled out

With the risk area so close to Acadiana we will have to watch any storms that do develop closely but I agree with the Storm Prediction Center as the marine layer that has produced the foggy, gloomy conditions recently that should limit our potential for severe weather.

Also, this front should move through the area much fast then the system on Thursday so rainfall amounts are only projected to be between a half inch to an inch meaning flooding does not look to be an issue but those along rivers will have to monitor those closely as many are still high from all the recent rains.

Projected rainfall totals for Monday showers and storms

The good news is the rains should move out by 5PM thus we should be dry for New Year’s Eve but temperatures will be falling behind the front so you might need a jacket or sweater.

New Year’s Eve will be dry but cool

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

Tuesday night into Wednesday another warm front will lift out of the Gulf and over the region producing scattered showers on and off throughout Wednesday.

Showers look to become more widespread Wednesday evening as the main area of low pressure and cold front slides towards the area.

Another system brings more rains to Acadiana Wednesday evening

Showers could linger into Thursday morning before the system moves off to the East.

In total this system looks to bring about 1-2 inches of rain which could cause minor flooding and ponding in the usual spots and along rivers as the ground is still very wet.

Projected rainfall amounts from Monday and Wednesday systems

Once the rains end Thursday it will turn chilly as colder air works down into Acadiana with temperatures falling into the low to mid 30s by Friday morning, leading some heavy frost in the area.

Friday sunshine will finally return but temperatures will stay on the cooler side with highs in the mid 50s.

The nice, sun weather will continue through next weekend allowing the region to finally dry out.