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Winter chill stays but sun returns Thursday afternoon

Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 23:51:00-05

Chilly winter temperatures will continue for Acadiana over the next couple of days, while those pesky stratiform clouds finally clear out by Thursday afternoon.

The lingering cloud cover will likely keep most of Acadiana's temperatures above the freezing mark through Thursday morning with the exception of the northern-most parishes where some clearing my occur just before daybreak.

Look for lows mostly in the mid-upper 30s Thursday morning, but it may be very close to freezing across Allen, Evangeline, St Landry and Avoyelles provided the clouds thin there enough.

So covering plants and making sure the pets have a warm place to stay is a good idea not only for tonight but again for tomorrow night, and for all of Acadiana.

The clouds should begin to clear out in most areas by tomorrow afternoon allowing temperatures to finally inch toward the upper 40s to lower 50s...we've been stuck right near 45° since Monday!

And with clear skies anticipated Thursday night, temperatures will likely drop into the low-mid 30s with a good chance of frost possible by Friday morning.

Acadiana looks to squeeze out another nice and sunny day Friday, with milder afternoon temperatures pushing into the lower 60s.'

Unfortunately gray skies return and stay for most of the weekend, with the chance of showers Saturday afternoon into the evening with lingering clouds likely for most of our Sunday.

Highs Saturday will be pushing toward the upper 60s to lower 70s but rain chances should also increase to the 50% or better range for the afternoon.

It will be cooler Sunday with lingering clouds hopefully breaking up allowing for some limited sun for the afternoon.

The weather pattern looks good for early next week with sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures, followed by another frontal trough bringing some rain chances before Christmas.

Right no the forecast for Christmas Eve and Day look nice and chilly with highs in the 50s and lows drop into the mid-30s...perfect weather for Santa to make a run!

See the exclusive KATC 10 Day forecast for the latest.

And speaking of Christmas, it's beginning to look a lot like it in the Northeast U.S. with a major snowstorm underway that will ultimately produce 1-2 feet of snow!

Unfortunately there's no snow in our local forecast anytime soon, an the way this winter may work out, the chilly temperatures we've see of late may moderate some for the into January, and even more so into February.

The Climate Prediction Center is maintaining a mild and relatively drier than normal winter for our part of the world.

But we can always hope for a little something to slip under the climatological forecast!

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