Sunshine finally returns to Acadiana, but with some really cold air. After starting the morning in the 30s with it feeling more like the 20s, we struggle to reach 50 this afternoon. Winds will be cranking out of the north around 20 mph at times with higher gusts. It will be a clear night, but cold. Winds settle a bit, though we will still have a brisk breeze overnight. Lows fall to the upper 20s and lower 30s with a light freeze expected area-wide. Patchy frost will develop Saturday morning, so make sure the tender and tropical plants, as well as the pets, are brought inside tonight.
Today: Cold and windy. Sun-filled skies. High: 50°
Tonight: Very cold. Light freeze expected. Patchy frost develops late. Low: 32°
Saturday: Sunny morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Chilly. High: 58°
Sunday: Clouds build during the day. Warmer. High: 65°
We’ll see a lot of sunshine Saturday, but clouds begin to roll back in later in the day. Temperatures will be warmer in the upper 50s. The parades Saturday will all go off without any weather issues, just a light jacket will be needed. Sunday will see more cloud cover and possibly a stray shower later in the afternoon. Showers will be possible Monday as an area of low pressure drags a front back into Acadiana. Highs Monday will climb into the lower 70s. Mardi Gras Day looks great! We’ll see a cool start to the day but will warm into the mid 60s by the afternoon. A reinforcing shot of colder air comes early Wednesday morning with a low chance of a shower. This will drop temperatures back into the 30s for overnight lows and highs in the 50s.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier