Dec 3, 2013 5:50 PM by Rob Perillo
Acadiana will continue to experience October-like temperatures until a cold front arrives Friday...then it will feel much more like December this weekend...at least for Saturday!
An energetic winter storm system will bring big snows from the Rockies to the High Plains through Thursday while Acadiana will still bask in the warmth of the Gulf of Mexico.
Mostly cloudy skies will persist across the area along with the risk of late night/early morning fog.
A few intervals of sun Wednesday & Thursday afternoons will allow temperatures to approach the 80 degree mark; overnight lows will persist in the mid-60s.
Rain chances will stay slight, 20% or less through Thursday but should increase beginning late Thursday as a slow moving cold front oozes into the region by Friday.
Sharply cooler/colder conditions are expected this weekend with lingering cloud cover likely.
Highs will be in the 40s Saturday but could rise back into the 60s or possibly lower 70s Sunday as the front edges back to the north across the area!
Overnight lows should be in the upper 30s Saturday morning and mid 40s Sunday morning.
And with a waffling front, rain chances will be possible this weekend (especially for Saturday night/Sunday morning as the front temporarily moves northward) and likely for Monday as a wave of low pressure develops along the front.
Latest computer model guidance indicates that after Monday's wave of rain, even colder temperatures will advance into the area with clearing skies mid-next week.
Morning lows could drop into the mid-upper 20s for next Wednesday/Thursday mornings...so once again KATC's 8 Day forecast will likely have temperatures ranging from near 80 down to the 20s over the next week!