It was another chilly morning across Acadiana as temperatures fell into the upper 30s and low 40s. Plentiful sunshine will help warm things up this afternoon. Highs will top out in the low 70s and a few passing clouds will shade the sun. Temperatures cool off quickly through the evening hours on their way down to the low-to-mid 50s for morning lows tomorrow.
Today: Plentiful sunshine. Comfy afternoon temperatures. High: 71°
Tonight: Chilly with mostly clear skies. Low: 54°
Tuesday: Sun and clouds mixed. A slightly warmer afternoon. High: 74°
A weak trough of low pressure pressure in the Gulf will bring northeasterly winds through the first part of the week. This will keep cooler nights sticking around through midweek as dry air is able to continue filtering down into Acadiana. By Wednesday, the northeasterly winds turn more easterly, then eventually more southeasterly, allowing a warm-up to finally reach Acadiana. With this flow, we could see a few mornings midweek turn foggy, especially near waterways. Our next front approaches on Thursday. The upper levels of the atmosphere will be extremely moist, meaning that any thunderstorms that develop will be capable of producing a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Heavy rain looks to fall Thursday afternoon and evening ahead of the next front. Severe weather does not look to be a big issue as the cold front looks to surge out ahead of the storms, causing them to be removed from the best dynamics for severe weather. However, if we do see severe weather, it would mainly be damaging wind gusts and a possible tornado. Behind the front, the upper level pattern lays flat and keep the front just offshore. This will keep clouds and rain chances lingering in the cooler air on Friday. By Saturday, drier air moves in and the cloud break apart, making for a really nice, but chilly, weekend once again.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier