Nov 25, 2013 10:28 AM by Dave Baker

Cold & Rainy Start to the Week

Staying cold and rainy for the next couple of days.  Temperatures are going to hold steady in the 30s and 40s day and night with the rains coming down.  A slight chance for frozen precipitation will occur over central Louisiana over a short period starting Tuesday afternoon and evening.

An upper level low pressure area is drifting out of the Texas panhandle and will cruise east-southeastward over the next two days.  At the same time a surface low pressure area will develop near Brownsville, Texas and drift northeastward toward the Florida Gulf coast.  Abundant moisture will stream in off the Gulf of Mexico and lift into the colder air.  A steady light to moderate rain will fall today, tonight, and Tuesday.  Rainfall totals could exceed two inches over the next two days. 

As the upper level low moves across Louisiana, the light rain will continue through Tuesday evening and as temperatures drop some sleet may mix in over central Louisiana.  All precip should end by early Wednesday morning.  Another shot of cool air will drift in Wednesday, clearing the skies.  Early Thanksgiving morning, most of Acadiana will drop into the 20s with 30s along the coast.  A nice warm up is expected Friday through Sunday.


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