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Storms ending tonight/Cooler & breezy on Sunday

Posted at 5:12 PM, Jan 18, 2020

Heavy showers and storms have fired up ahead a cold front this afternoon in Acadiana causing minor street flooding in the typical spots.

The worst of the rain will be moving out of Acadiana by 6-7 PM but light to moderate showers will linger until 10-11 PM as the cold front finally pushes through the region.

Behind this front cooler and breezy conditions will slide into the area.

Temperatures by Sunday morning will dip into the lower 40s with wind chills in the mid 30s.

You are definitely going to want the heavier coats on Sunday as highs will be 20 degrees colder than the past several days as we only top out in the lower 50s.

And factor in the steady breeze out of the north at 15-20 mph feel like temperatures will stay in the 40s all day.

Although it will be cold we will finally get a full day of sunshine of Sunday which should help dry things up after the heavy rains tonight.

Thankfully many people have Monday off for Martin Luther King's day because it will be freezing cold in the morning with lows in the mid 30s and feel like temperatures in the upper 20s.

Even during the day it won't feel much better with highs struggling to reach the lower 50s under a full day of sunshine.

The thing that might help a little on Monday is that the winds will be dying down.

Tuesday morning all of Acadiana will have the possibility for a light freeze with lows in the lower 30s, so you will need to protect sensitive plants and pets.

I think pipes should be fine because lows will only be near freezing for a few hours.

Tuesday afternoon will be another cold but sunny day with highs in the lower 50s.

Clouds move back over Acadiana on Wednesday and we stay on the cool side with highs in the mid 50s.

Our next chance for rain will be Thursday as a low pressure system rides up the Texas coast and slides over South Louisiana producing scattered showers and storms.

We might have to watch this system for the low end threat of a couple stronger storms.

Long range models do differ as to how fast this system moves out of the area.

The European model is much faster with all the rain pushing of to the east by Thursday night while the GFS is slower and has a few scattered showers lingering into Friday.

Either way things should begin to clear out Friday afternoon with seasonal temperatures returning for the weekend.

Next Saturday and Sunday will be nice winter days with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to mid 60s.