Frosty mornings & cool afternoons Monday and Tuesday

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 23:46:07-05

It was back to feeling like January today with highs in the mid 50s and a northerly breeze making it feel even cooler.

Bundle up and cover the sensitive plants tonight as temperatures will be dropping down into the low to mid 30s, leading to areas of frost by Monday morning.

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


After the cold and frosty start it will stay on the cool side with highs in the low to mid 50s as Acadiana continues to be under the influence of a cool, Canadian air mass.

We will have the chance for another round of frost Tuesday morning, so keep the sensitive plants covered, as lows will once again fall down into the low to mid 30s.

Projected lows for Acadiana Tuesday morning

And just like Monday temperatures Tuesday afternoon will struggle to warm into the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies as we will still have the northerly winds holding the cool air mass in place.

Some clouds will start to move over Acadiana Tuesday night which will help prevent temperatures from dropping too much as lows Wednesday morning should hold in the lower 40s.

Wednesday afternoon the cool air mass will finally shift off to the east and winds will turn out of the south warming highs into the low to mid 60s.

The southerly flow will also help to push low level moisture over Acadiana which could lead to a few scattered showers Wednesday afternoon/evening.

A few scattered showers possible Wednesday afternoon/evening

Thursday an upper level system will slowly work across the region producing times of hit or miss showers throughout the day.

Right now these showers look to remain on the light to moderate side.

On and off showers likely Thursday

A few showers could linger into the first of Friday but I think we will get a break Friday afternoon/evening with mild temperatures in the lower 70s.

Our next strong cold front will arrive on Saturday producing widespread showers during the day.

Next cold front brings rounds of showers Saturday

The rains should begin to push off to the east during the evening but once the showers end it will turn sharply colder and breezy with lows Sunday morning falling down into the mid 30s but it will feel like the 20s.

Then Sunday looks to be our coldest day of the year with highs only in the mid 40s and with the breezy conditions feel like temperatures will not get out of the 30s all day.

After a chilly Sunday lows next Monday morning are forecasted to bottom out in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

We will have to keep a close eye on this as some models are projecting lows as cold as 29 for Lafayette, which could cause exposed pipes to freeze and burst.