We’re off to a foggy start across Acadiana. Dense fog has settled in thanks to mild temperatures in the upper 60s and high dewpoints. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. this morning. This fog will be tough to get rid of today, much like yesterday. Look for highs to struggle with the lingering fog, only reaching the low-to-mid 70s. There will be a few passing showers today, but they will be hard to distinguish from the mist that hangs around. Tonight, fog develops early once again and look for another dense fog advisory to be issued with a light, southerly wind flow overnight. Lows will only get down into the mid 60s.
Today: Fog lingers, then becomes a mist in the afternoon. A few passing showers. Mild. High: 74°
Tonight: Fog redevelops early. Dense fog likely through the night. Muggy. Low: 65°
Wednesday: Foggy start. Winds pick up in the afternoon. Warm. High: 76°
We will see a stronger southerly wind as we head to midweek. This will keep us in the cloud cover, but should allow the fog to mix out through the day on Wednesday. A “cold” front approaches Acadiana Thursday. This will kick off showers and thunderstorms through the day. This front will bring in slightly cooler and drier air to the area, which should help mix out morning fog. It should also cool temperatures just enough to avoid us reaching record high temperatures later in the week. Records for Wednesday (82°), Thursday (80°), and Friday (81°) all look to be safe from being reached thanks to this slight push of northerly wind flow from the front. Friday afternoon will see a return to strong return flow and that may allow us to get closest to record territory if we see enough sunshine. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day through the end of the week. By Saturday, a much stronger front reaches Acadiana and brings a better chance at storms. Behind this front, cooler and drier air will get temperatures back down to where they should be for this time of year. Another surge from the north will bring rain chances back for Monday.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier