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Mild on Monday before taste of Winter on Tuesday

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 17:46:38-05

The mild weather will last about another 24 hours before a strong blast of arctic air heads for Acadiana.

Highs on Monday will top out in the mid 70s under mostly cloudy skies ahead of our next cold front.

The front will slide across Acadiana Monday evening with light scattered showers moving over the region behind the front beginning after 8 PM.

A few light showers will linger overnight into early Tuesday morning but all the rain should be done before the temperatures get cold enough, so we will NOT see any wintry precipitation.

Now it will still be extremely cold and windy on Tuesday as highs will struggle to reach the low to mid 40s but with a steady breeze out of the north at 10-20 mph it will only feel like the low to mid 30s all day, so you will need to bundle up.

Tuesday night winds should die down and with skies clearing that is setting up perfect conditions for temperatures to plummet by Wednesday morning with lows dropping into the mid to upper 20s.

Thus, it is very likely that all of Acadiana will experience there first freeze of the season, with a hard freeze for communities along and north of I-10.

Pipes, pets and plants will need to be protected against these freezing temperatures.

With a fair amount of sunshine Wednesday afternoon and just light winds it will feel much better as temperatures should warm up into the upper 40s to near 50, but that is still 20-25° below normal for middle November.

We will then slowly see temperatures climb a few degrees each day to end out the work week with highs in the 50s Thursday and Friday but lows could still dip into the upper 30s.

As for the next chance for showers that could be Thursday afternoon as a wave of moisture develops in the Gulf and tries to slide over South Louisiana but there is still some uncertainty as other models keep all the rain out in the Gulf.

Good news is we should have another nice fall weekend with lots of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low to mid 60s.