Mar 8, 2013 6:02 PM by Rob Perillo
Acadiana's weekend will be mostly cloudy, breezy and mild with showers and storms a good bet by Sunday evening as a cold front approaches.
Saturday should be mostly dry as high and mid-level clouds continue to increase. Southeast winds will become breezy in the 15-20mph range Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will top out in the low to mid-70s despite the cloud cover.
Winds will increase and become gusty from the south Sunday (15-25mph) ahead of an approaching cool front. Skies will stay mostly cloudy but a few intervals of sun could easily push our afternoon highs into the mid-upper 70s.
As the front approaches the risk of showers and storms will increase by late Sunday afternoon with highest probability of rain and storms likely Sunday evening/night.
There could be a few robust/strong storms in the area but any risk of severe weather should be limited to portions of Central and Northeastern Louisiana.
Rainfall totals late Sunday through early Monday morning should be in the .75-1.25" range with a few isolated spots possibly catching a little more.
After the front clears the area by Monday afternoon fair to partly cloudy skies are expected for the rest of next week and into the following weekend.
Temperatures will be cooler again through mid-next week, but more spring-like temperatures are anticipated for the latter part of the week into the following weekend with highs in the 70s.