Mar 12, 2014 6:44 PM by Rob Perillo
After a chilly start, Acadiana's Thursday will feature cloudless, sunny skies with temperatures rebounding into the low-mid 60s for afternoon highs.
Fair skies and chilly temperatures in the low-mid 40s are expected Thursday night, along with some patchy ground fog by Friday morning, as a light return flow initiates from the Gulf of Mexico.
Friday will start out mostly sunny, but should finish with partly to mostly cloudy skies courtesy of southerly winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures Friday will likely rise into the upper 60s.
This weekend will feature a return of spring-like temperatures with highs in the low-mid 70s but there will be plenty of clouds and the risk of scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms.
A series of disturbances rolling out of the Rockies should be weakening and getting sheared aloft as they move across the area this weekend so it is unclear when the best rain chances will occur nor how strong any storms will be at this time...but highest rain chances appear to be shaping up for late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
A cool front will likely cross the area by Sunday night with dry and seasonable conditions anticipated for much of next week.