Rain showers will continue to fall through the day today as temperatures begin to fall. The cold front is being forced offshore by a reinforcing shot of cold air through the afternoon. High temperatures for today are occurring in the morning, with afternoon temperatures falling into the 40s. The rain will come to an end this evening, but clouds will stick around. Very strong winds will make tonight very uncomfortable as temperatures fall into the mid 30s area wide. Wind gusts close to 30 mph will be possible. With these strong winds and temperatures in the mid 30s Friday morning, it will feel more like the lower 20s across Acadiana, so grab the heavy coats and layer up tomorrow morning!
Today: Hit/miss showers ending in the afternoon. Temperatures fall through the day. Cold and windy. High: 54°
Tonight: Cloudy with strong winds. Gusts over 25 mph are possible. Feeling more like the lower 20s. Low: 36°
Friday: Clouds early, then sunshine. Cold and windy. High: 51°
Clouds will linger through Friday morning before drier air completely clears the sky. Even with the sunshine, temperatures will struggle and only will reach the lower 50s in the afternoon with gusty winds. Temperatures fall fast after sunset and we will wake up to temperatures near freezing even down to I-10. Frost will be possible throughout the area, so make sure to take in or cover the tender plants. Saturday will see plentiful sunshine with clouds returning later in the day and the weather looks great for all of the parades! Highs will reach the upper 50s. Sunday, clouds will roll in and a stray shower will be possible later in the day. Scattered showers will be possible Monday as an area of low pressure rolls to our north. Mardi Gras Day looks to be mostly dry outside of a stray shower in the morning with temperatures in the mid 60s.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier