It’s been a chilly morning across Acadiana and the cool temperatures stick around. This afternoon, even with full-on sunshine, we will struggle to reach 60 and many of us will remain in the upper 50s. A cool breeze will also keep the chill in the air. Tonight, winds relax and the sky will be clear setting the stage for perfect radiational cooling. High pressure will build overhead and this, coupled with the clear sky, will allow heat to radiate quickly out into the atmosphere. Temperatures will fall rapidly and 30s begin to show up by 10 p.m. north of I-10. A light freeze is also expected north of the interstate, with middle 30s south of I-10 for wake-up temperatures tomorrow. Some patchy frost may develop especially inland, but most areas won’t see any.
Today: Sunny and cool. High: 59°
Tonight: Cold. Light freeze I-10 north. Low: 34°
Tuesday: Sunny. A few clouds may develop in the afternoon. High: 62°
A gradual warming pattern occurs the rest of the week with the biggest jump in temperatures occurring between Tuesday and Wednesday. After starting off cold Tuesday, the afternoon will see plenty of 60s around. Overnight, lows will only get down into the low-to-mid 40s. By Wednesday afternoon, highs will reach 70 and clouds will begin to develop. Dry conditions continue through Thursday afternoon before a quick moving low pressure system sweeps into the area overnight. This will bring shower chances back to Acadiana, but most of the rain will be long gone by wake up time Friday morning. It does not appear at this time that there will be enough moisture and a strong enough return flow to get enough energy for storms to develop, but we will keep watching as we get closer to Friday. The weekend looks really nice with lows in the 50s and highs in the upper 60s and 70s with a few clouds in the afternoon.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier