A cold front is moving through Acadiana, bringing slightly cooler air to the region before it stalls out along the coast. Showers will be possible all day with a lot of moisture around. Temperatures will hold steady through the afternoon near 60°. Overnight, the front gets another boost of energy as a wave of low pressure rides along it. This will keep us in the slightly cooler air as the really chilly air hangs back for a while. A steady rain develops overnight and continues through the first half of Thursday. Temperatures Thursday morning will be in the low-to-mid 50s.
Today: Cloudy. Passing showers. High: 61°
Tonight: A steady rain. Chilly. Low: 50°
Thursday: Morning rain, then passing showers. Turning colder. High: 54°
An area of low pressure will bring heavier rains to the area to begin Thursday, but most of the rain should end by Noon with only a few lingering showers into the afternoon. Drier, colder air is pushed into the area later in the day that will start to break the clouds up. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s to start Friday morning off. Highs Friday will really struggle, only reaching the lower 50s. Sunshine returns late in the day. Saturday morning will start off cold as well with patchy frost possible as temperatures fall into the mid 30s. Sunshine will fill our skies Saturday and temperatures will reach the upper 50s. Parades over the weekend look to have fantastic weather, though it will be a little chilly. Return flow off the Gulf brings in warmer temperatures and rain chances back to Acadiana. Heading into Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, temperatures look to be seasonal but we could be tracking a few showers around the area.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier