Posted: May 3, 2013 3:41 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: May 3, 2013 6:01 PM
While the calender says "May" it will feel more like March this weekend in Acadiana as cool air behind a slow moving upper level low pressure to our north continues to spill into the region through Monday.
Temperatures Saturday morning will threaten long-standing records with lower 40s likely. The record in Lafayette for Saturday is 44F set in 1954. In fact, the all-time record low for any day in May is 42F set on May 3, 1929.
While frost is not expected for the I-10 parishes southward Saturday morning, it may be possible in the northern portions of the northern Acadiana Parishes up through Central Louisiana where temperatures could drop into the upper 30s...so take care of the tomato plants just in case!
Temperatures should be a little milder for Sunday morning...mostly in the upper 40s.
Look for mostly sunny skies Saturday and partly cloudy skies Sunday (some wrap around clouds from the upper low) with highs in the lower 70s Saturday and possibly a few degrees cooler Sunday.
Temperatures will begin moderate next week with highs reaching the low-mid 80s by mid-week.
Dry conditions will likely prevail through Thursday with the risk of showers back into the area Friday and Saturday.