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Cold night then gradually warming with rain Saturday

With clear skies and winds dying down tonight temperatures will fall into the low to mid 30s by Wednesday morning.

Here is a look at the latest projected hour-by-hour temperatures.

 

As temperatures near the freezing mark tonight frost will be likely for just about everyone, so sensitive plants will need to be protected and pets brought inside.

After a cold start it will be another cool day Wednesday afternoon as highs only top out in the upper 50s but with winds not as breezy and plenty of sunshine it should feel slightly warmer then today.

Thursday morning will be quite chilly as well with lows in the mid to upper 30s meaning frost will be possible for communities north of the interstate and in rural areas.

Temperature will be milder Thursday afternoon as winds flip out of the south pushing warmer air over the region.

Clouds will also start to increase Thursday afternoon.

Those clouds will set-up near normal lows Friday morning in the mid to upper 40s.

The models are now trending for a relatively dry Friday but as we head into the evening scattered showers(40-50%) will start to move into Acadiana.

The latest European model run has pushed back the timing of the heavy rain to be more towards the late morning into Saturday afternoon as the upper level low is taking its time moving out of the Pacific Ocean.

European model now showing the heavier rains arriving Saturday afternoon.

However, the GFS still has the timing for the showers to be during the early morning hours of Saturday.

Either way both models continue to agree that this system will produce anywhere from 2-4 inches of rain, with the possibility of a few isolated spots getting even more so we will have to watch out for flash flooding in the usual spots.

European model projected rainfall totals for Saturday heavy rain event.

Also, there is a low end threat that we could have a few thunderstorms will this system and one or two could be on the strong to severe side, especially down along the coast where there might be better dynamics for the storms.

Behind this system Acadiana will get another round of cold air as highs Sunday and Monday will only be in the low to mid 50s and with winds out of the NNW at 10-15 mph making it feel more like the upper 40s.

We will also have a couple cold nights with lows in the low to mid 30s Monday and Tuesday morning.

Scattered showers then look to return towards the end of next week.

 

Eric Zernich

Eric Zernich

An Ohio native trying to get my Cajun on as the weekend Meteorologist for KATC. I also do interesting science or environmental stories concerning South Louisiana. If you have a great story idea send it in to me at ezernich@katctv.com
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