May 14, 2014 5:09 PM by Rob Perillo
An airmass originating from the snow-cooled Rocky Mountains will advance into Acadiana through Thursday morning ushering in near record temperatures around daybreak...and those temperatures would be more normal for March or April, not May!
The record low in Lafayette for May 15 is 48F set in 1917, and we'll likely be within a few degrees of that mark...probably on the milder side.
Look for skies to clear Wednesday night with breezy northerly winds diminishing slightly overnight as temperatures drop into the lower 50s, to upper 40s across northern portions of Acadiana.
Lots of sunshine, breezy north winds and very pleasant temperatures are forecast for Thursday with highs topping out in the mid-70s.
Friday will also be very pleasant with lows and highs about 5 degrees warmer (mid-50s and near 80).
Look for a continuation of sunny conditions this weekend as temperatures warm into the mid-80s with slightly higher, but still comfortable humidity.
Next week will likely feature dry conditions with fair to partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will slowly warm from the mid- to the upper 80s by the end of the week while night-time lows slowly creep toward 70.
This means by the end of next week it will be feeling closer to summer than the breath of fresh air we'll get to experience Thursday morning. Enjoy it, as we will likely not see lower 50s again until October!