For those of us that used the last day of 2014 to do some touch  up yard work New Year's Eve was not that bad. Skies were sunny. It was breezy. It also was cool, actually cold if you weren't standing in the sunshine or actively pushing a lawnmower. The night time saw more clouds silhouetted against the flash of fireworks and the early morning hours of 2015 brought the pounding of light rain into overly indulged heads.

That pattern of rainfall and cool temperatures will remain in the picture through the day today. The forecast for Friday is not much better and Saturday is even worse. A parade of disturbances will move through the area beginning with today's rainfall. Right now forecasters believe the best chance for rain will be tonight and again on Saturday.

Current model guidance suggests a 60% probability of rain for the Acadiana area tonight. Friday the rain chances are only slightly diminished at 50%. By Saturday a storm system pushing out of the desert southwest and northern Mexico will increase the moisture in the area and provide South Louisiana with it's greats chance of rain.

The good news is that most of the rain will be out of the area by Sunday. As most students go back to class and a lot of holiday vacations come to the end. The first full work week of the new year will be cloudy and cool. We aren't expecting any freezing weather in the area at least over the next 8 days . In fact some of the long range forecasts show temperatures nearing 80 degrees by next weekend.

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