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Cloudy, mild with eventually good rain chances this weekend

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 18:31:22-05

Mostly cloudy and mild conditions along with a few spotty showers are expected for Acadiana into Saturday, while a frontal system Sunday should provide the focus for a good chance of showers and a few thunderstorms late Saturday night into early Sunday.

In the near term, expect skies to become mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers possible Thursday evening into Friday morning along with some fog possible in spots through daybreak.

Temperatures will drop and stay in the lower 60s through Friday morning, which is close to normal for our daytime highs for this time of year (63F)!

Friday will remain mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures topping out in the lower 70s along with the chance (20-30%) of a few passing showers.

It should be even milder into Friday night with clouds, perhaps some fog, and misty drizzle into Saturday morning. Temperatures will hold in the mid-60s.

Saturday will be a breezy, warm and nearly a spring-like day under mostly cloudy skies.

A slight chance of a shower is possible Saturday with rain chances at 20%.

An interval of sun or two Saturday afternoon will help boost our temperatures into the balmy mid-upper 70s accompanied by a tropical southeasterly breeze.

A cool front will approach the region Saturday night into Sunday, producing scattered showers and a a few thunderstorms. Rain chances will increase to 70-80% by Sunday morning.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has areas primarily northwest of Acadiana hatched in for a low-end "marginal risk" of a few severe storms Saturday into Saturday night, but the thunderstorm dynamics appear to weaken as the system gets into Acadiana by Sunday morning.

This outlook area and level could change, either way, as we get closer to the weekend, so more on this Friday.

Do expect Sunday to start with a good chance of showers and storms with activity tapering for the afternoon.

Temperatures will cool from the 60s early Sunday into the more winter-like (for Acadiana) lower 40s Sunday night into Monday morning.

And after a sunny and cool Monday, the weather should cloud-up into New Year's Eve with the chance of rain on the rise for New years Day and/or into the day after.

The models still remain at odds for New year's Eve and Day, so look for adjustments to this part of the outlook into Friday.

For now, see the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.