WeatherTodays Forecast


More spring with some spring showers...big change this weekend

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Dec 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-27 23:40:03-05

More unusual spring warmth is in the forecast for Acadiana for the balance of 2021 but big changes are in store for the area this weekend featuring a strong and energetic cold front.

In the near term, expect another mild and humid night with a few isolated, quick-passing showers (at 20%) overnight.

Temperatures will once again hold in the mid-upper 60s overnight...which is some 3-5° above our normal daytime highs for this time of year.

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Tuesday will bring more of the same with a mostly cloudy morning, followed by a breezy and mild afternoon under a cloud and sun mix.

A few more scattered showers are in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday with highs near the 80° mark continuing, likely into the weekend.

Rain chances will be a healthier 40% Tuesday and Wednesday with one or two embedded storms possible, especially for Wednesday.

The Storm Prediction Center is indicating that some storminess in Louisiana could be marginally severe, but the best dynamics for any severe weather does look to bypass Acadiana well to our northeast...something we'll watch and have an update on Tuesday.

Breezy/gusty southerly winds will continue for our afternoons Tuesday and Wednesday but should be lighter Thursday into Friday.

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The rest of the week and the first part of the weekend calls for more unusual warmth with conditions getting more dynamic Saturday night into Sunday...

A strong cold accompanied by an area of low pressure will advance into Louisiana by Saturday night engendering an excellent chance of storms, some of which look to be strong to possibly severe.

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This could be our best shot of severe storms, including damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, over the last several months, and will watch this potential situation closely.

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Following the front, winter will return to Acadiana with breezy and sharply colder conditions likely later Sunday into Monday.

Skies will clear with sunny but chilly conditions are anticpated early next week.

Both the Euro & GFS models are indicating we could see lows in the low-mid 30s Monday and Tuesday mornings of next week...and perhaps a chance of our first freeze at some point along the I-10 corridor...stay tuned.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

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