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Mar 6, 2013 4:49 PM by Rob Perillo

Milder, More clouds into the weekend

Acadiana's very nice and seasonably cool weather will become seasonably mild into the weekend as surface high pressure slowly slides eastward across the Gulf Coast through Saturday.

Mostly sunny skies punctuated with some high level cirrus clouds Thursday will gradually yield to more cloud cover by Saturday.

Temperatures will gradually moderate with highs nearing 70F Friday courtesy of a return of southeasterly winds off of the Gulf of Mexico.

Highs this weekend will be in the low-mid 70s Saturday and could reach the upper 70s Sunday if there are enough intervals of sun prior to the next frontal system arriving in to the area.

A storm system will roll out of the Rockies this weekend likely engendering showers and thunderstorms across Acadiana by late Sunday/Sunday night.

Timing of this system has been back and fourth from late Sunday through Monday with Wednesday's models offering best chance of rain Sunday night into early Monday.

There may be enough jet stream/wind dynamics and instability in play for the possibility of strong storms and perhaps a slight risk of severe weather anytime from late Sunday through Monday.

Drier and seasonable temperatures are expected for the rest of next week.

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