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Dry Thursday before scattered showers return Friday through Fat Tuesday

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Passing showers will linger this evening before finally coming to an end by midnight.

Once the showers stop temperatures will cool a few more degrees setting up a chilly morning as lows will dip into the lower 40s and upper 30s to the north with wind chills in the low to mid 30s.

Thursday should be dry with maybe some dull sunshine otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies and slightly below average highs in the lower 60s.

Friday will start off dry but with winds flipping back out of the south warm, moist air with move back over Acadiana as temperatures climb into the upper 60s to maybe the lower 70s with a few scattered showers possible during the afternoon and evening.


As for Mardi Gras weekend the forecast is still looking rather rainy.

Saturday a front boundary will be draped over south Louisiana providing the lift to get scattered showers to develop on and off throughout the day, which could cause issues with the parades.

Then Saturday evening into Sunday a cold front looks to work down into Acadiana producing more rounds of scattered showers and a couple thunderstorms.

As for Sunday afternoon there are some questions as to how far this front will work through the area.

The GFS model has the front stalling over south Louisiana keeping a decent chance for scattered showers to continue throughout Sunday.

However, the Euro has the front pushing out to sea maybe drying things out for Sunday and Monday.

We can hope the Euro is right but I am agreeing with the GFS which is showing the wetter pattern.

In either case it will not be a complete washout this weekend so some parades might be okay but you will definitely want to have the rain gear with you just  in case a scattered shower moves over your area while you are out at a parade.

The good news is the models are backing off on the rainfall totals for this weekend down to about 1-3 inches of rain, so it definitely will still be wet but not expecting any major flood concerns just maybe minor ponding on roadways and near poor drainage areas.

Going with that thinking Lundi Gras will be cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60s and just a few scattered showers possible.

Then for Mardi Gras we could start off dry again before another warm front looks to lift out the Gulf and over Acadiana producing scattered showers for the second half of the day, so fingers crossed we can get the earlier events and parades in without too many issues.

Looking ahead to Ash Wednesday/Valentine's Day another cold front will be diving down into Acadiana producing another wave of scattered showers. 


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