Plenty of clouds, some showers, mild temperatures stay this week - KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

Plenty of clouds, some showers, mild temperatures stay this weekend

Posted: Updated:

A fizzling frontal boundary will make a run for Acadiana overnight Friday, but likely retreat back to the north Saturday morning, before making another run Saturday afternoon and evening.

The bottom line: cloudy skies with the chance of scattered showers (especially for northern portions of Acadiana) will stay in the forecast, along with night time/early morning fog, especially across the coastal parishes Friday night into Saturday morning.

A Dense Fog Advisory was in effect as of late Friday afternoon for Acadiana's Coastal Parishes through 9:00 am Saturday.

Rain chances should be no higher than the 20-40% range through Saturday evening, dropping back down to less than 20% Sunday.

Temperatures should stay above normal, in spite of the clouds and frontal boundary in the area (but could be a little more cooler for the northern parishes), with temperatures still topping out in the mid-70s for Saturday and Sunday.

Lows Saturday night into Sunday morning could be a little cooler, with readings anywhere from the mid-upper 50s to near 60 along the coast.

Moving into early next week, a deep southerly flow will return to the area before the next frontal boundary approaches (and halts) Wednesday.

Highs will be pushing the lower 80s Monday and Tuesday with plenty of afternoon sun expected Monday.

Rain chances will rise into Wednesday/Thursday of next week, with models backing off on the threat of heavier rains for now.

Overall, looking at the latest 10 Day Forecast, it's quite obvious that Acadiana is entering full spring-mode...it will likely be a matter of days before we see our trees budding...to only be followed by a month or two worth of tree pollen!

Finally some climate notes for Friday February 16, 2018: Today was the warmest day in three months...the last time Lafayette hit 81F degrees it was on November 12th. No record for Lafayette today but New Iberia beat its 64 year record! 

Powered by Frankly

© KATC.com 2018, KATC.com
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?