Winter chill returns for the next few days

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 19:54:20-05

Hope you were able to get outside this afternoon to soak up the sunshine and warm temperatures in the lower 70s because some chilly air is heading for Acadiana.

And the cooler air will be arrive as soon as this evening so grab the jacket later on tonight as temperatures will be dropping into the lower 50s by 10pm and eventually fall down into the upper 30s and lower 40s by Sunday morning.

Here is a look at the latest hour by hour temperatures.


Then Sunday afternoon temperatures will remain on the cool side as highs will struggle to reach the mid to upper 50s, even with a full day of sunshine.

On top of the cooler temperatures it will be breezy tonight and Sunday out of the north at 10-15 mph making it feel even colder.

So, for those heading to the Saints game you are going to want to have a coat or jacket to stay warm for tailgating and then leaving the stadium after the game.

Cool temperatures before and after the game so bring a jacket

Heading back to work on Monday we will start out in the mid 30s which areas of patchy frost and then stay on the cool side throughout the day with highs in the mid 50s as a Canadian high pressure remains entrenched over the region.

Cold start to the new work and school week.

Tuesday looks to be another winter-like day with morning lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s and highs below average in the upper 50s.

By Wednesday high pressure finally slides off to the east and winds begin to turn out of the ESE warming temperatures into the low to mid 60s.

Scattered showers return Thursday and Friday as a couple upper level shortwaves slide across the region.

Scattered showers look to return to Acadiana Thursday

Neither day looks to be a wash out as we will just have times of hit or miss light to moderate showers.

Times of light showers possible Friday

The good news is with the southerly winds highs will climb into the lower 70s Thursday and Friday.

Our next cold front arrives Saturday producing widespread showers.

Next cold front brings everyone showers on Saturday

Behind this front the models are indicating some really cold air diving down into Acadiana as highs on Sunday will only be in the mid 40s with temperatures near freezing next Monday morning.