Dry conditions for NYE and New Year’s Day

Posted at 3:41 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 23:40:39-05

Showers are pushing off to the east and it looks like we will finally get about 24-36 hours of dry weather in Acadiana.

The dry weather came at just the time for thus going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve tonight but you still might want to add a light jacket or sweater to your outfit as temperatures will be dropping into the low to mid 50s.

Dry conditions but cool for New Year’s Eve in Acadiana

During the first half of New Year’s Day a few peeks of sunshine might even break through the high clouds, otherwise it will be mostly cloudy as temperatures warm into the mid 60s.

However, as we move into the evening clouds will start to thicken across the region as a warm front begins to move onshore.

As this front lifts over Acadiana on Wednesday scattered showers will be possible throughout the day but the heaviest and more widespread rains look to stay just to our north and west.

Here is a look at the latest futurecast to see when these scattered showers might move into Acadiana.


Thursday a surface low will move out of SE Texas and slide across Louisiana dragging with it a cold front through Acadiana producing more scattered showers.

Another Gulf system will bring scattered showers on Thursday

At this time the models are projecting about 1-2 inches of rain for Acadiana which could cause flooding issues in the typical spots as the ground is still really wet and will not be able to dry out too much before these rains arrive.

Projected rainfall amounts for Wednesday and Thursday

Also, those that live along rivers will have to watch for flooding as well as many are still near flood stage.

The other thing that we will have to watch is the models are painting a big area of 3-6 inches of rain for communities near and north of Alexandria, so if these amounts end up dropping a little south we could be dealing with more flash flooding concerns in Acadiana.

The good news is once this system lifts up to the northeast by Friday an extended period of dry weather looks to return to Acadiana to help everything dry out but high clouds will still linger Friday afternoon.

Those that are ready for sunshine again will have to wait until the weekend.