Dec 4, 2013 5:22 PM by Daniel Phillips

Cold Blasts Mountain West, Unsettled Weather for Acadiana

During the summer the sweltering heat of the southern states can feel oppressive, and when the warm, sticky air remains into the holiday season many are looking for a cool down. Residents are hoping to get some of the cold northern air wander down south. This week looking at the states out west it should make Louisiana residents grateful that our winter never really gets that brutal. 

A strong winter storm pushed it's way across the Rockies Wednesday dropping a lot of early season snowfall and will drag behind it some very cold air in its wake. How cold? Colorado's capitol, Denver, wasn't just stuck below freezing (that would of been relatively balmy) but they never saw temperatures reach the double digits. To give some perspective to how cold that is Acadiana's LOW Wednesday night/Thursday morning will be roughly 60 degrees warmer then Denver's HIGH. 

As for the impact this winter storm will have on Acadiana most of the effects will be off to our north. Still, conditions will be more unsettled over the next few days. A steady stream of moisture moving in from the southwest will keep conditions warm for the next few days with clouds lingering through the weekend. 

A few light showers may be on tap for Thursday but it looks like the best rain chances will be on Friday with a blast of cold air keeping highs down in the 40s for the beginning of the weekend. Slight rain chances will stay with us through the weekend so make sure to stay tuned to KATC for the latest. 


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