National Weather Service: Freezing temperatures may stick around in Acadiana _lowres

Advocate file photo by Brad Kemp -- Forecasters are calling for cold and rainy mid-week for south Louisiana.

Left your coat in the closet this morning? Good. You’ll be needing it again by mid-week. Oh, and keep the umbrella handy, too. Yes, cold and rainy. But so far, no frozen precipitation is forecast.

After a few warmer days, South Louisiana can expect much colder conditions by Wednesday night, with lows in the mid-30s and highs reaching only into the low 40s, according to the National Weather Service. New Orleans may not dip into the 30s, but don’t expect to leave the 40s during the daytime either.

And rain. The chance of rain hovers around 30 percent until Wednesday, when chances ramp up to 70 percent in Baton Rouge and Lafayette and 60 percent in New Orleans.

Rain chances continue in the 30 percent range for the weekend, with high temperatures moving into the upper 50s and the 60s.