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Sunny & cold for MLK Day

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 17:45:28-05

Winter made a rude return to Acadiana today and the cold air is sticking around for several days to start the new week.

Lows Monday morning will dip into the low to mid 30s allowing for areas of patchy frost, especially north of the interstate, so sensitive plants will need to be covered.

Martin Luther King Day will be another cool and breezy afternoon with highs struggling to reach the lower 50s with wind chills in the 40s most of the day.

Tuesday morning will be our coldest with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Everyone will have the chance for a light freeze, so keep the plants covered and make sure the pets have a warm place to stay.

The pipes should be fine as temperatures will only dip below freezing for a few hours, which is not long enough for them to freeze.

Tuesday afternoon will also be quite cold with temperatures only topping out in the lower 50s but the good news is the winds will have finally died down making it feel a tad milder in the sunshine.

We will have the chance for more frost Wednesday morning as lows drop down into the low to mid 30s.

High clouds will begin to stream over Acadiana on Wednesday ahead of our next weather maker.

Even with winds starting to turn out of the east our temperatures will still be below normal in the mid 50s for highs Wednesday afternoon.

Scattered showers arrive Thursday morning and continue throughout the afternoon with a few storms possible as our next cool front sweeps across the region.

This system should move through relatively fast keeping rainfall amounts on the lower side below an inch, so flooding will not be an issue.

And with this system coming from our west out of Texas temperatures don't really fall much behind the front meaning we stay in the 60s on Friday.

As for next weekend it looks to be a nice couple days with highs in the lower 60s under mostly sunny skies.