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Light freeze tonight/showers return Thursday

Posted: 4:29 PM, Jan 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-20 23:35:40-05
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With clear skies this evening and the winds finally starting to die down our temperatures are going to drop fast falling into the upper 20s to lower 30s by Tuesday morning.

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Thus, everyone will likely see a light freeze and widespread frost so you will want to cover sensitive plants and bring the pets inside but your pipes should be fine since temperatures will only dip below freezing for a few hours, which is not long enough for them to freeze.

After the cold start it will be another sunny and cool afternoon with highs in the lower 50s.

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During the afternoon, and especially as we go into the evening, high clouds will begin to slide over Acadiana from our west.

This cloud cover should help keeps us above freezing Wednesday morning but it will still be cold with the chance for patchy frost as lows dip down to the mid 30s.

Wednesday afternoon clouds will continue to thicken but we should stay dry with highs a couple degrees milder in the mid 50s.

A few isolated showers could begin to push into Acadiana Wednesday evening but scattered showers will become more numerous overnight into Thursday morning as a low pressure system swings into the region.

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A few thunderstorms will also be possible Thursday morning but no severe weather is expected.

These showers could make for a wet morning commute on Thursday but the system looks to move out of Acadiana by the afternoon.

There are still a couple question however as to how much rain we could receive with this system.

If the low rides right along the coast and over South Louisiana we could pick up 1-3 inches of rain but if the low ends up diving farther out into the Gulf and the heavier showers stay offshore than our totals will only be around one inch.

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The other good news is with this system coming out of Texas and not dropping down from the north our temperatures will stay more seasonal in the lower 60s Friday through the weekend.

The weekend looks really nice with mostly sunny skies on Saturday followed by partly cloudy skies on Sunday.

Moving into next week we start to warm up a little bit topping out in the mid 60s on Monday and pushing the lower 70s on Tuesday.

And for the most part we should stay dry Monday and Tuesday although a stray shower can not be ruled out each afternoon.

Better rain chances return to Acadiana the following Wednesday and Thursday with another low pressure system and associated cool front moving into the Bayou State.