Feb 4, 2014 7:24 PM by Rob Perillo
After a brief flirtation with the 70 degree mark Tuesday, much chillier weather will return to Acadiana for the rest of the week.
High pressure will build in the wake of Tuesday's low pressure system bringing mostly sunny skies, breezy and cool conditions for our Wednesday.
The coldest air will arrive Wednesday night into Thursday morning with readings likely near the freezing mark.
Clouds will likely return Thursday keeping the winter chill locked in the region with highs only in the lower 40s.
There remains a fair bit of uncertainty concerning the precipitation chances Thursday into Friday as models have been completely at odds. Some models are cold and dry, while others not as cold and wetter.
If precipitation does develop for Thursday and/or Friday there is a very slight risk of some sleet mixed in with the onset of development...but it appears that surface temperatures in Acadiana and aloft would not favor anything significant at this time.
So the forecast will call for lots of clouds and cold conditions to finish the week with the risk of some chilly light rain possible.
There will likely be changes in the forecast Thursday and Friday but the most likely scenarios will be either cold and drier, with light freezes Thursday & Friday mornings, or wetter with temperatures staying above freezing zone.