WeatherTodays Forecast


Strong to severe storms possible tonight, turning cold and blustery for Christmas Eve

Posted at 2:31 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 20:30:05-05

Scattered showers and storms will be pushing through Acadiana this evening and overnight tonight ahead of a strong cold front.

A few of the storms may be on the strong to severe side.

In fact, all of Acadiana is locked in for a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) to see severe weather.

Damaging wind gusts and a quick spin-up tornado or two will be the main concern as the line of storms pushes through.

Timeline remains pretty consistent with the main line pushing through Acadiana:

8-9 pm: western parishes
9-10 pm: Lafayette and central
11pm-1am: eastern parishes

The bulk of the activity will clear the region during the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Temperatures will start to plummet heading into Christmas Eve morning as gusty northerly winds filter in as well. Expect temperatures to be in the upper 30s to lower 40s with some lingering cloud cover.

A WIND ADVISORY is in effect until 3 pm on Thursday.

Wind gusts in the 25-30 mph range will be possible at times.

It will be a cold and blustery Christmas Eve as highs struggle to get out of the 40s.

With that stout northerly wind in place, wind chills will likely stay in the upper 30s to lower 40s through the afternoon under mainly sunny skies.

Winds will start to relax Christmas Eve night and with clear skies in place, temperatures will be falling into the low to mid-30s by Christmas Day morning!

A light freeze will be possible, especially for northern parishes, but a a decent frost is likely regardless across all of Acadiana.

Definitely a cold one for Santa, but considering he is coming in from the North Pole, he should not have any issues dealing with it!

Sunny skies expected for Christmas Day afternoon as highs settle into the low to mid-50s.

Should be just a lovely day out there!

Milder temperatures heading into the weekend with highs getting into the 60s, but overall, a quiet pattern is expected with rain chances staying minimal.

Next front does not look to arrive until the middle parts of next week.

Hope you are all having a great holiday week!

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel