Jan 14, 2014 10:00 AM by Dave Baker

Pleasant January Weather

After a rainy start to the week, skies are to stay mostly sunny through the weekend.

Monday's rainfall accumulated to around an inch on average over Acadiana.  Rainfall ended by early afternoon and once the cool front passed through skies cleared during the evening.  A series of cold fronts will continue to push through this week and into the weekend.  Temperatures will be mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s.  Normal highs this time of year are around 62 degrees.  On average this is the coldest part of the year. Temperatures on average start to climb again by the end of the month.

Another cool front will pass through before sunrise Wednesday morning.  Winds will pick up, and Wednesday is expected to be breezy and cooler.  Highs will reach the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies.  A slight warm up is expected Thursday with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.  Then, another cold front comes in late Thursday, so temperatures will drop into the 50s again for the weekend.

Temperatures at night should remain at or slightly below normal.  A light freeze is expected early Saturday morning with temperatures hovering around 30.  Upper 30s and low 40s are expected each of the other days.

No major areas of precipitation are expected through the weekend.  In fact most rain chances stay below 20% for the next week or so.

Daylight is starting to extend a little later in the evening, while sunrises have reached their latest point of the winter.  Daylight times on average are about a minute longer each day and we'll gain nearly two minutes per day in February and March!


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