It’s been another cold start across Acadiana, and temperatures will once again stay chilly through the day today. Highs only reach the mid 50s in the afternoon with overcast skies. An area of low pressure in Texas will move east through the day, turning our winds out of the southeast later on and bringing in rain chances this evening. Showers will begin to enter the picture around sunset and continue overnight. Pockets of heavier rain and thunderstorms will also move through the area. Heavy rain is likely with these storms and most areas will pick up between 1 to 1.5 inches of rain after all is said and done, with locally heavier amounts possible. No severe weather is expected from this system. Storm chances end by 10 a.m. on Thursday, with showers lingering through midday.
Today: Cloudy and cool. Showers develop late. High: 54°
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain possible. Low: 49°
Thursday: Morning showers and thunderstorms. Drier afternoon. High: 67°
After the rain moves out, drier conditions replace the moisture Thursday afternoon. Clouds will remain but will begin to break up Thursday nigh and Friday morning, leaving us with sunny skies Friday afternoon. We’ll see sunshine last through Noon on Saturday before clouds return to the region. Low pressure develops in the Gulf and send moisture back into Acadiana overnight. Showers will be possible Sunday as the low pushes eastward just south of the coast. Thunderstorms are not expected as the worst of the weather remains offshore. Another brief break from the rain occurs on Monday before another quick moving system brings shower and thunderstorm chances back to Acadiana by midweek.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier