Well, the sun finally made a return out there on our Friday as temperatures topped out in the middle to upper 40s (some 7-10 degrees warmer than yesterday!).
Clear skies and lighter winds are anticipated for tonight, so that will allow temperatures to drop into the mid-upper 20s across the area.
A HARD FREEZE WARNING is in effect for northern parishes of Acadiana (St. Landry, Evangeline parishes on northward) from 9 pm tonight-10 am Saturday morning.
I would go ahead and protect the exposed pipes for one more night, but then it is smooth sailing for the remainder of the 10-day in regards to hard freezes.
High pressure will continue to bank in tomorrow and will be in control.
As a result, expect plentiful sunshine as high temperatures settle into the middle 50s.
Lighter winds should also make it feel that much better out there... We deserve it, especially after the very cold week we have had!
Southeasterly flow returns for Saturday night into Sunday morning, so temperatures will not be quite as cold.
We will favor upper 30s to near 40 degrees first thing on Sunday morning, but then a nice warm-up into the mid-60s for Sunday afternoon under partly/mostly cloudy skies.
A rogue shower will be possible throughout the day on Sunday ahead of a cold front.
That front will be sweeping through late Sunday night into early Monday morning... that is when rain chances will be highest.
The good news is that this front will not be bringing in a whole lot of colder air behind it, especially not the kind of cold air we were dealing with earlier this week.
In fact, I still think we manage to reach the upper 50s to lower 60s on Monday afternoon with gradual clearing skies.
A lot of 60s and 70s are in that forecast for much of next week, so let the thawing out process begin!
And for now, no more freezes in that 10-day forecast after tonight.
We may be indeed turning that corner and heading for spring... We shall see!
Y'all have a great weekend!
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