Front bringing first the rain, then the cold

Posted at 8:10 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 09:20:39-05

There’s a big-time change coming this weekend for Acadiana with a well-advertised front moving across Acadiana.

Friday’s forecast sets the stage for the front with continued winds from the south bringing in more moisture out ahead of the storm.

Foggy morning conditions will be slow to clear and even when they do the clouds will be sitting there for the rest of the day.

The clouds won’t have a major impact on temperatures with highs once again expected to move into the low 70s, but they could produce a handful of light showers.

Similar to the rain we had Thursday there may be a few passing clouds producing some drizzle on Friday evening, but the heavier rain will be waiting in the wings.

Showers will build up out west overnight and finally push through Acadiana closer to sunrise on Saturday morning.

A fairly quick moving system producing maybe a half inch of rain in Acadiana, with some hot spots in northern fringes of the region getting to around and inch.

Outside of the showers an outside chance of some severe weather exits, mostly for areas east of the basin, but still one or two storms should be watched.

The rain will be over by midday Saturday leaving behind cloudy skies and soggy conditions, as the winds pick up and the temperatures fall.

Look for falling temperatures through the day on Saturday and with winds out of the north around 20 mph the wind chill is going to sit in the low 40s through the day.

As the skies clear Saturday morning temperatures will drop to around freezing with breezy conditions continuing under clear skies Sunday.