Feb 10, 2014 9:35 AM

Dropping Back to the 40s Today

Another cold front will take away the spring tempertures that we saw over the weekend.  The front will continue toward the coast this morning and reach the Gulf of Mexico early this afternoon.  Most of Acadiana has already seen the high temperature for the day.

The temperatures in Lafayette were near 60 degrees before daybreak, but by mid morning those temperatures had already started falling.  Central Louisiana had already dropped into the 40s and northern parts of Acadiana were seeing the fall as well.

By the end of the work day, all areas should be in the upper 40s.  Overnight, showers will continue as the temperatures fall into the mid to upper 30s.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Vernon, Rapides, and Avoyelles parishes starting at 3am Tuesday.  Some freezing rain can be expected from Ft. Polk to Alexandria early Tuesday morning.  The rest of Acadiana will see a cold rain once again, with some sleet possible early Tuesday then changing to all rain.  Because temperatures over Acadiana will remain well above freezing, no slick spots are forecast and no advisories have been posted.

It will stay cold for Tuesday and Wednesday with rain ending Wednesday afternoon.  Dry weather is expected for the rest of the week with a nice warming trend for the weekend.  Temperatures by Saturday and Sunday should be near normal in the mid 60s.


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