Severe weather watches and warnings were the rule for much of Saturday evening across much of the deep south. Fortunately for Acadiana most of the heavy weather stayed well to the north. While there are still showers on the radar screen early Sunday morning, most of those will be moving off to the east later today.

Lafayette and Acadiana can expect a bit of a cool down later today. The cold front that brought the strong storms to much of the area will be pushed on through by strong northerly breezes later this afternoon. By early tomorrow much of the area will experience temperatures near 40 degrees.

The outlook for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is spectacular. The Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC suggests that Santa will have no weather issues on his Tuesday night flight into the area. Those attending Midnight Mass might want to find a warm sweater or coat to knock off the evening chill. Christmas Day should dawn mostly sunny and by afternoon the day should be perfect for trying out new bikes and toys.