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Mild finish to week; unsettled, occasionally wet weekend

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 20:01:13-05

Acadiana can expect milder temperatures to finish out the week before the pattern become more unsettled and occasionally wet this weekend.

In the near term, look for clear and seasonably cool conditions overnight with lows ranging in the 40s.

There are some signals there could some areas of patchy dense fog by daybreak as temperatures meet-up with the dew points in the 40s while light southwesterly winds will allow for low-level humidification across the area.

Whatever fog develops by daybreak Thursday will quickly burn off under mostly sunny skies into midday Thursday...a few clouds may begin to slip in from the Gulf later in the day.

Highs Thursday will be in the balmy mid-70s.

Clouds and gusty southerly winds are in the forecast ahead of a frontal system Friday with highs in the low-mid 70s.

Scattered showers, and perhaps an isolated thundershower, is in the forecast Friday night with rain chances in the 60-70% range.

No severe weather is anticipated with this eventually stalling frontal system

Any shower activity should end early Saturday with skies possibly clearing enough for a partly sunny afternoon.

Temperatures Saturday should top out in the lower 70s, but sharply cooler air will be spilling into the region into Saturday night.

With an active sub-tropical jet stream overhead, there remains a good chance that thick clouds and the chance of rain (60%) will return to the area by Sunday.

No flooding nor any severe storms are expected at this time.

Today the models are keeping the bulk of the rain with Sunday's weather system offshore, but this part of the forecast could easily "bust" with a pretty good soaking possible.

However, all of today's models are keeping rain totals near or less than an inch this weekend.

And whatever rains we see Sunday will be quite chilly with temperatures dropping through the 50s with a bit of a wind chill factor.

Thereafter, next week looks rather cool for the most part, with the probably of a system or two to produce some rain chances at some point...but with all models offering up varying solutions, the KATC 10 Day Forecast keeps the rain chances low for the most part (at least during the days, not necessarily the nights) into next weekend for now.

This part of the forecast is certain to change!

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