Dec 5, 2012 4:14 PM by Rob Perillo

Clouds Linger, Warm Weekend, Changes Next Week

In the wake of Tuesday's rainfall of one to three inches, the upper level system responsible for the rain has stalled off the Louisiana Coast, keeping plenty of clouds in Acadiana. 

Clouds will persist through Thursday with the risk of a few sprinkles or light mist/fog overnight through Thursday morning. Temperatures will cool into the mid-upper 50s, which is roughly 10 degrees above normal for the time of year.

A slow return flow from the Gulf will likely keep plenty of clouds in place Thursday, but a few breaks in the clouds for the afternoon may allow temperatures to climb back into the low-mid 70s.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected again for Friday but there should be a little more in the way of afternoon sun. Temperatures Friday should reach the mid-70s.

The weekend will be unseasonably warm with a cloud and afternoon sun mix, but significant changes will occur heading into next week.

A strong cold front will approach the area late Sunday allowing for a good chance of showers and storms, some possibly severe, by Sunday night.  Colder conditions will follow early next week with highs closer to the upper 50s while lows could drop into the mid-upper 30s.

Before the front arrives expect high temperatures this weekend to reach the upper 70s while rain chances remain slight, in the 10% range, Friday and Saturday. 

Rain chances Sunday may start out near 30% but will rise to near 80% Sunday night/early Monday depending on the timing of the aforementioned front.

Visible satellite image Wednesday afternoon:


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