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Cold nights and chilly days ahead; Cold rains arrive on Sunday night

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 23:35:41-05

Mostly cloudy and chilly across Acadiana today as highs struggled to reach the lower 50s.

Clouds will stick with us this evening, but clouds should start to erode as the night wears o.

Expect lows to drop back into the lower to mid-30s with some patchy frost possible by tomorrow morning, so make sure to bundle up if you are heading out early.

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Just to be on the safe side, if you have any tender vegetation make sure to take care of those as well as making sure the pets have a warm place to stay tonight.

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Another chilly day coming up on Saturday as highs only reach the lower 50s under mainly to partly sunny skies.

Clouds start to build into Sunday ahead of our next upper-level disturbance.

Cold start expected with temperatures in the mid-30s.

Mostly cloudy throughout Sunday as highs struggle to get into the 50s.

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Most of the day looks to remain dry, but better rain chances arrive Sunday night/early Monday morning as surface low pressure approaches from the Gulf.

The big question on everyone's mind this week has been whether or not we should expect any winter precipitation.

While it will be quite cold Sunday night (upper 30s to lower 40s), temperatures will still be well above the freezing degree mark, so any snow falling through the atmosphere will melt as it reaches the ground.

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Thus, no snow accumulation is expected for Acadiana, but that isn't to say we may not see a few sleet pellets and perhaps a snowflake or two going into early Monday morning (especially for northern parishes).

But again, temperatures at the surface will be too warm to support any snow accumulation.

We are mainly just going to be dealing with a cold rain lasting into Monday morning, so it may be a soggy commute out there.

Rain pushes out by mid-morning, but we will stay cold and cloudy throughout Monday afternoons as highs stay in the mid-40s!

That will set the stage for a pretty chilly start to the week with overnight lows remaining in the 30s (close to freezing Tuesday/Wednesday mornings) and afternoon highs in the 50s outside of Monday.

A gradual, slight warm-up will ensue into the latter parts of next week.

Stay warm out there, Acadiana!.

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