Saturday afternoon was very pleasant for Christmas shoppers around Lafayette and Acadiana. This afternoon will find the same mix of clouds and sun, warm temperatures and a small chance of a passing shower. Tonight those showers could build into heavy or even severe thunderstorms.

The Storms Prediction Center is predicting a slight risk of severe weather generally along and north of the Highway 190 corridor. Those living south of 190 could experience heavy storms as well, just maybe not severe. These storms are forecast to move ahead of strong cold front which should pass through the area early Monday morning.

The high temperature should be reached around sunrise on Monday morning with temperatures holding steady or steadily falling throughout the day Monday.Children will need to bring a coat to school despite the fact that temperatures could be near 70 degree at carpool time . The wait for a ride after school will be significantly colder.

Skies should begin to clear by midday Monday with most clear skies expected by tomorrow night. The forecast for the rest of the work week offers clear and cold conditions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a chance of showers returning on Friday.