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Clouds move back over Acadiana on Christmas

Posted at 4:14 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 23:33:11-05
Eric's weather forecast part 1 12-24-19 10pm
Eric's weather forecast part 2 12-24-19 10pm

The weather was just about perfect for Christmas Eve with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 70s.

This evening temperatures will cool off once the sun goes down dipping into the upper 50s by midnight before bottoming out in the lower 50s by Christmas morning.

Overnight some clouds will begin to work over the region and with winds turning out of the ESE areas of patchy to dense fog will be possible for South Louisiana.

Once the fog lifts we could see a few peeks of morning sunshine before clouds thicken throughout Acadiana during the afternoon.

Even with the clouds it will still feel nice with highs in the lower 70s.

The clouds will hang around for the rest of the week and into the weekend along with the chance for showers gradually returning to the region.

We have about a 20% chance for a few stray showers Thursday afternoon but rain chances increase to 40% by Friday afternoon as the southerly winds push Gulf of Mexico moisture over South Louisiana.

Then this weekend we will have a 30-40% chance for hit or miss showers on Saturday ahead of our next cool front expected to arrive Sunday morning producing our best chance for widespread rain.

Behind this front drier and cooler air returns to Acadiana with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s to end out 2019 on Monday and Tuesday.

However, the latest European model is showing the slight chance for some showers sliding back into the region just as we ring in 2020 Tuesday night.

This is still a week away and the timing will most likely change but something to watch moving forward.

Either way the model is hinting out a decent chance for rain to start 2020 next Wednesday and Thursday.