After skirting most of the showers and storms for Mardi Gras, the chance of scattered showers will continue into the evening (through midnight) fore Acadiana, before fog sets in later tonight.
Thereafter, the weather pattern will be rather spring-like for the rest of the week with highs in the mid-70s before a cool front arrives late Friday.
And with temperatures and dew points near the lower 60s at night, combined with southeasterly winds from the Gulf of Mexico, fog will probably be an issue for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of shower (20%) is expected for our Wednesday, with drier air aloft Thursday allowing for partly sunny conditions during the afternoon.
Temperatures may reach the upper 70s Thursday, but it will be dependent on when the fog/clouds burn off.
Scattered showers will be in the forecast as the next front approaches Friday, perhaps briefly passes south of the area Saturday, but should move back to the north Sunday. Some rain chances will remain through the weekend.
In addition to some changes in the chance of rain, there could be more temperatures changes in the forecast for the weekend, so check the 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
We do know this though, clouds will continue to play a dominant role in the local weather pattern well into next week.
Even though there will also be more rain chances by mid-next week, the overall temperature pattern should keep our highs mostly in the 70s.
And it appears that Acadiana will likely see 80 degrees before we see freezing temperatures again, and that may not happen until 9 months from now!