Fog and mist will continue through mid-morning before we finally see improving visibility. Temperatures will warm quickly and reach the mid 70s through the afternoon hours. Showers will be possible through the morning as southerly winds continue to bring moisture inland. Thunderstorm chances will increase after lunch time and continue through the evening hours. There still exists a risk of severe weather, but it has been knocked down another level for Acadiana. We are now in a level 1 of 5 (marginal) risk for severe storms, mainly for a few storms that could produce damaging wind gusts. A spin-up tornado can’t be ruled out, but the threat is significantly lower. The cold front moves through around dinner time and temperatures begin to fall behind it as drier air moves in. A few lingering showers are possible overnight as temperatures fall into the upper 40s and lower 50s around the area.
Today: Showers possible thru Noon, with showers and thunderstorms after. Warm and windy. Wind gusts could reach near 30 mph. High: 75°
Tonight: Turning colder. A few lingering showers are possible. Low: 51°
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a few morning showers. Cold and breezy. High: 59°
Cold air pushes into the area Thursday cutting off rain chances for the area. Clouds linger through the day and temperatures struggle to reach 60°. 30s show up in your forecast Friday and Saturday morning, with some patchy frost possible. For the Krewe de Canailles parade Friday night, bundle up as temperatures fall into the 40s with a northerly breeze. Clear skies Friday will turn to cloudy skies Saturday afternoon. Saturday should stay mostly dry with only a stray shower possible later in the day. The Krewe of Rio parade looks to stay mostly dry, but a shower can’t be ruled out. Sunday will see better rain chances for passing showers as temperatures climb to near 70°. Shower and thunderstorm chances return Monday and Tuesday along with mid 70s for highs.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier