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Showers and storms arrive late Saturday with some heavy downpours likely

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 23:40:18-05

Welcome to the weekend, Acadiana!

Not quite as cold tonight across the area, but still chilly nonetheless as temperatures briefly fall into the mid-40s before rising closer to 50 degrees by daybreak.

Clouds will also be increasing overnight into Saturday morning as well.

Mostly cloudy skies and a breezy southerly wind can be expected throughout your Saturday with a few showers possible during the day with highs settling into the mid-60s.

A better chance (80-90%) to see scattered showers and storms will arrive late Saturday afternoon into the evening time frame as a surface low features approaches the region.

With this low expected to track a little to our south, that is where the severe potential would tend to stay; thus, we are not hatched in to see any severe weather.

However, we can not rule out a few hefty downpours, especially along the coastal parishes as this system pushes through.

Most of us can expect to pick up around an inch of rainfall with locally higher amounts possible along and south of the interstate.

The bulk of this activity pushes out of here by Sunday morning with a few leftover light sprinkles possible first thing on Sunday morning.

Clouds will linger into Sunday afternoon as highs hover in the 50s.

A nice start to next week will be in store across the region as the sunshine returns and highs and lows settle into where they should be for this time of year (mid-60s and lower to mid-40s).

High temperatures will be climbing to near 70 degrees next Wednesday ahead of a stronger cold front.

Showers should clear the area by Christmas Eve morning, but the timing of that front can still certainly change.

Afternoon highs for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will struggle to reach the lower 50s with morning starts perhaps only in the 30s!

We may be looking at a cold Christmas after all for a change!

Still a week out, so minor details still need to be worked out, but at least at this point, the trends appear promising.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

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