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Showers back overnight; staying chilly

Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 23:46:14-05

Showers will be back in Acadiana overnight with another mostly gray and chilly day likely to follow for our Wednesday.

An area of low pressure developing along the Texas and Louisiana Coasts into Tuesday evening will bring a good chance of showers, and perhaps a few rumbles of thunder especially the coastal parishes during the overnight hours as the system traverses to the northeast.

No severe weather is expected, however it would not be surprising to see an isolated storm (especially near the surface low pressure system in the coastal parishes) producing some small hail.

The showers will be moving along, but do expect anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2" of rain.

This system will eventually move on to becoming a major winter snowstorm for portions of the interior East Coast through Thursday morning where up to 1-2 feet or more may be possible.

Locally in the wake of the rains, which should end for Acadiana well before daybreak Wednesday, look for lingering clouds, breezy and chilly conditions to continue with temperatures holding mostly in the 40s accompanied by a stiff north winds keeping wind chills closer to the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Clouds may break up by sunset Wednesday, with definitive clearing and frosty temperatures to move in by Thursday morning.

Lows will likely be near the freezing mark Thursday morning (plants and pets but no pipe worries).

We should finally see some extended sunshine Thursday as high pressure moves in accompanied by temperatures topping out in the mid-50s.

After potentially another frosty start Friday, fair to partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures (nearing 60°) are anticipated.

Unfortunately clouds return along with rain chances by Saturday with temperatures breifly nearing 70°.

Cooler conditions and lingering cloud cover will be a good bet behind the Saturday system Sunday, with of course sun returning by Monday!

The weather pattern next week and toward Christmas looks to bring a pretty good chance of showers and maybe some storms Wednesday into Thursday (Christmas Eve) with a mostly sunny a cold Christmas to follow...but that part of the KATC 10 Day Forecast will be up for future interpretations!

At least Santa now is showing up in the 10 Day Forecast!

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