Mar 1, 2013 10:40 PM by Rob Perillo
Even though the calendar says March, it will feel like the middle of winter across Acadiana this weekend.
In spite of partly to mostly sunny skies Saturday, arctic air will continue to infiltrate the region keeping afternoon temperatures mostly in the 40s with a few spots reaching the lower 50s.
Breezy northwest winds will add to the blustery conditions. Those winds should diminish Saturday night setting the stage for the possibility of only the 4th freeze of the winter in Lafayette.
Sunday morning low temperatures will be in the low-mid 30s with the frost/freeze line right along the I-10/Highway 90 corridor in Acadiana.
Sunny skies will start to modify the chilly airmass Sunday afternoon with highs reaching the mid-upper 50s.
A return flow from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday night should keep our lows closer to the lower 40s through Monday morning and will likely bring Acadiana's temperatures back to near 70 Monday afternoon.
A quick-moving, moisture-starved front should pass through the area late Monday night/early Tuesday keeping our temperatures cooler than normal through mid-week.
Decidedly warmer weather will be likely late next week into the following weekend with highs getting back into the mid-70s.
We could see a good chance of stormy weather by the 10th or 11th of March.