Apr 3, 2013 4:53 PM by Rob Perillo
After 1.5-3" of locally heavy rainfall late Tuesday into early Wednesday, breezy and cool conditions under lingering cloud cover will likely continue through much of Thursday.
The upper disturbance that brought the rainy/stormy conditions to Acadiana will not clear the area until late Thursday, keeping cloud cover and a few occasional periods of drizzle/mist and or light rain possible through midday Thursday.
Chances of measurable precipitation however, should generally stay in the 20% range or less, but could be closer to 30-40% briefly overnight Wednesday into early Thursday.
Skies will slowly clear from west to east Thursday night through Friday morning, with mostly sunny skies expected by Friday afternoon.
Seasonably cool conditions will be likely in the near-term with highs staying in the 60s Thursday but likely reaching the lower 70s Friday. Overnight lows will drop into the 45-50 degree range through Friday morning.
Fair to partly cloudy skies and pleasant conditions are anticipated for this weekend with highs in the mid-70s Saturday and upper 70s Sunday.
Partly cloudy and warm conditions are forecast early next week with highs in the lower 80s.
The next good chance of some robust storms will likely arrive by next Wednesday.
Area rainfall Tuesday night through Wednesday morning:
Forecast Surface Map Firday April 5, 2013: