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Rainy night followed by a Halloween winter chill

Posted: 5:33 PM, Oct 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-30 18:33:34-04
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After a rainy and much colder night, Acadiana can expect a breezy and seasonably cold Halloween with temperatures holding mostly in the mid-upper 40s accompanied by wind chills in the lower 40s for "trick or treat" times Thursday evening.

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Look for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms this Wednesday evening with a cold front sweeping through the area before midnight.

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Colder air will lag by a few hours as gusty northwesterly winds kick in across the region.

More periods of rain will be likely overnight but most rain should end Thursday morning with dry conditions anticipated by midday.

Skies are expected to clear Thursday afternoon, but the big story will be the "wind-chilly" conditions into Thursday night.

Look for temperatures to drop into the upper 40s Thursday morning and likely stay there until some intervals of afternoon sun warm us briefly into the lower 50s.

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Cold conditions (by Acadiana standards) will follow into Thursday night with temperature Friday morning dropping into the mid-upper 30s with perhaps still a wind chill factor through that morning...these could be the coldest readings we have seen since March!

Sunshine and cool temperatures are anticipated Friday along with diminishing winds.

Speaking of winds, look for northwesterly winds near 15-25 mph behind the front with a few gusts to 30 to 35 mph through midday Thursday.

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This weekend will certain feel like fall...perhaps even closer to winter, with partly sunny skies accompanied by high clouds.

Highs Friday into the weekend will range from the upper 50s to lower 60s while overnight lows range in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Milder temperatures will return by mid-next week with readings once again pushing the upper 70s to lower 80s prior to another front that should arrive by next Friday,

See the 10 Day Forecast for the latest...and remember to bundle up for Thursday evening!