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Acadiana's next weather-maker arrives Wednesday night

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 23:41:14-05

Acadiana's next weather-maker will arrive in the form of a cold front Wednesday night.

The forecast into Wednesday calls for a gradual increase of cloud cover with breezy south-southeasterly afternoon winds pumping up our temperatures into the upper 60s.

Showers and a few storms won't be far behind into Wednesday night as a cold front sweeps through the area.

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Prime-time for showers and storms for Acadiana will be roughly between 10pm and 3am...a few embedded storms could be on the stronger side with gusty winds, but the risk of any isolated severe storms looks to be confined back toward Southeast Texas.

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But with that being said, the risk of severe weather in Acadiana is not zero.

Rainfall shouldn't be an issue Wednesday night with totals likely much less than and inch in most if not all areas.

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Following the front lingering clouds and chilly winter temperatures will follow Thursday and very likely, into Friday.

This weekend should bring more cool temperatures accompanied by a little more sun Saturday then increasing clouds with chilly rains developing by late Sunday.

While yesterday's longer range models indicated there might be a chance of wintry precipitation in or near the region into Sunday night, today's models have backed well away from that scenario.

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Do expect cold rains into Sunday night ending Monday morning, but do not get your hopes too high for any winter weather.

With that being said however, the rains could end early Monday with a brief snow flurry or a few ice pellets, but surface temperatures are expected to be too warm for any kind of accumulations.

Farther down the road into next week...and perhaps the following week, temperatures look to stay quite chilly with highs mostly in the 40s or 50s accompanied by persistent night time lows in the 30s...we are in the climatological dead of winter from now through the third week of January after all.

A few light morning freezes and/or frost will be possible next week.

Consult the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

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