Nov 11, 2013 6:07 PM by Rob Perillo
Freeze Warnings have been posted for the Northern Acadiana Parishes for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as a strong arctic cold front races southward across the area Tuesday.
Windy and sharply cooler temperatures will by likely for Acadiana's Tuesday afternoon with N/NE winds near 18-28mph likely along with a few peak gusts near 40mph Tuesday afternoon.
Temperatures will drop quickly Tuesday night bottoming-out in the low-mid 30s area-wide with the chance of a light freeze in the northern-most parishes of Acadiana...thus the "freeze warning".
Blustery winds will likely keep most areas above freezing, but the wind will likely push our "wind-chills" into the 20s for the early morning hours Wednesday.
Highs will only reach this mid-50s for a high Wednesday with lighter winds late in the day likely translating to a widespread frost Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
While there will be no threats to our pipes, certainly it is time to protect the tender vegetation and make sure our pets have a warm place to stay for a couple of nights.
As per usual in Acadiana, the cold weather will be short-lived with milder temperatures back into the 70s Friday into the weekend along with plenty of clouds and rain chances as disturbances aloft ride along the sub-tropical jet stream that will be oriented across the Gulf States through Monday.
Another cold front should arrive by Tuesday of next week.