Clouds will continue to roll in ahead of our next cold front. Showers will be possible throughout the day, with the best chance of rain between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Highs will reach the lower 70s before the front. Winds will be strong this afternoon, gusting out of the south greater than 20 mph at times. Behind the cold front, slightly cooler air makes its way into Acadiana. For Queen Evangeline’s Parade tonight, showers will be possible but should be mostly east of the area by the time the parade rolls. Overnight, temperatures fall into the lower 50s with gusty northwesterly winds.
Today: Warm and breezy. Showers possible before Noon, then likely in the afternoon. A rumble of thunder is possible. High: 70°
Tonight: Cooler and drier. Breezy. Low: 51°
Mardi Gras Day: Mostly cloudy. Dry and mild. High: 68°
Drier weather pushes in just in time for Mardi Gras Day. Temperatures will be very pleasant and we will see sunny breaks within the cloud cover. There is no threat of rain as we will be between two fronts. The second front arrives late in evening Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. This will be a much stronger front bringing a winter chill back to Acadiana. A stray shower is possible as the front moves through early Wednesday morning, otherwise we will be dry. A light freeze is very likely Thursday morning with a strong breeze making it feel even colder. Sunshine takes over the skies for the end of the week. Temperatures will be very cold on Friday morning again, with low-to-mid 30s showing up all across the area. We will stay fairly cool over the weekend with morning lows in the low 40s and highs in the low 60s. Clouds return by Sunday afternoon.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier