Feb 27, 2014 6:43 PM by Rob Perillo
Milder conditions are on tap for Acadiana this weekend as a series of storm systems across the High Plains and the Western U.S. will engender a return flow from the Gulf of Mexico.
Temperatures Friday will rise into the low-mid 60s courtesy of southeasterly winds while stratiform clouds move in from the southwest by the late afternoon.
Those same clouds may bring a sprinkle or two to the area Friday night into the weekend but rain chances will likely stay low until the next cold front arrives late Sunday night.
Temperatures at night will be closer to the upper 50s to lower 60s and with moist southerly winds from the Gulf, late night/early morning fog can be expected through Sunday morning.
This weekend will feature mostly cloudy skies with a few intervals of afternoon sun and highs reaching the mid-70s.
A dynamic cold front will approach the area late Sunday night bringing a good chance of showers and storms, some of which could be strong. There may be the risk of severe storms that could contain hail and/or localized high winds.
Rain will be ending Monday morning with breezy and cooler conditions likely for Lundi and Mardi Gras.
Temperatures Monday will drop back into the 50s, perhaps the upper 40s for the "Queen's Parade" and after a chilly start, with temperatures in the 30s, Mardi Gras should be partly cloudy and rather cool with highs currently expected in the lower 50s.
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