Apr 17, 2014 6:26 PM by Rob Perillo
A decidedly spring pattern will take hold across Acadiana this weekend and it will likely stay through at least the next week.
A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico will advance eastward over the next few days keeping plenty of clouds around through early Friday (and perhaps a shower or two) but partly sunny skies should develop for the latter part of Good Friday afternoon.
Highs Friday will reach the mid-70s.
It will be even warmer this weekend under fair to partly cloudy skies as high pressure builds into the region. Highs will be pushing the upper 70s to lower 80s for both Saturday and Easter Sunday.
It will be seasonably cool for the morning hours this weekend with daybreak temperatures likely in the mid-upper 50s under partly to occasionally mostly cloudy skies.
A typical spring pattern will develop through next week with some late night/early morning clouds and fog, with skies becoming fair to partly cloudy as the warm April sun helps to burn some of the clouds off during the afternoon hours.
Meanwhile southwesterly winds aloft will likely keep plenty of high clouds in the region through much of next week, but there won't be much lift in the upper flow so rain chances should stay on the low side, near 10-20% or less, Sunday through Friday.
The pattern may change for a day next weekend with a better chance showers a possibility.