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After stormy New Year's Eve breezy cool start to 2021

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 23:30:31-05

After a stormy New Year's Eve for Acadiana with the threat of severe storms and isolated tornadoes before the stroke of midnight, breezy, cooler and drier conditions are anticipated for the first days of the new year.

A Tornado Watch was in effect for all of Acadiana through 9:00 pm with the chance of a few isolated storms exhibiting some rotation that could produce an isolated tornado and/or damaging winds.

It appears the greatest risk of severe storms will be across the northern Acadiana parishes up until 9 to 10 pm Thursday evening.

Stay with KATC, katc.com and social media for the latest. Check the latest doppler radar here.

Showers and storms are expected to end from west to east across the area around midnight...give or take a few hours, with breezy and cooler conditions moving back into the region by daybreak Friday.

Friday and Saturday will experience periods of high clouds and intervals of sun with high temperatures remaining in the mid-upper 50s while temperatures drop into the low-mid 40s for Saturday morning.

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Skies should completely clear Saturday night with temperatures chilling into the mid-30s by Sunday morning.

Patchy frost will be possible Sunday morning especially north of the I-10 corridor.

Milder temperatures and sunny skies, in the mid-upper 60s are in the forecast early next week with readings nearing 70° by Wednesday.

The next chance of showers and perhaps some thunderstorms will arrive late Wednesday into Wednesday night.

At this point it is too early to tell whether there will be any kind of severe weather threat with next week's system.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

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