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Beautiful weekend for Acadiana

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Under clear skies tonight it is going to be a chilly start to the weekend as lows Saturday morning drop into the mid to upper 40s.

We have not seen temperatures this cool in 18 days!

The good news is with bright sunny skies Saturday temperatures will quickly warm up into the lower 70s.

Some clouds will start to move over Acadiana late Saturday night into Sunday as a warm front lifts off the Gulf.

These clouds will prevent lows from cooling as much as we should stay in the lower 50s Sunday morning.

That said it looks to be a perfect forecast for those running in the Zydeco marathon.

By Sunday afternoon as the warm front lifts further to the north that could help produce a few stray showers but I expect most of the region to stay dry with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s.

If we do stay dry this will be the first weekend since the middle of January that we didn't have any showers the entire weekend.

Moving into next week the dry weather comes to an end as our next cold front pushes through Acadiana late Monday into early Tuesday producing scattered showers and a couple thunderstorms.

With the area of low pressure associated with this front way up near the Great lakes this front will take its time moving through the area so we could pick up a good amount of rain near an inch for most of Acadiana but I am not expecting any flooding concerns with this event.

Behind the front a shot of winter like air dives down into Acadiana as we get some Canadian air working all the way down into the southeast.

Highs next Wednesday through Friday will be below average in the low to mid 60s with overnight lows falling into the lower 40s.

Although it will be cool we should have plenty of sunshine each afternoon which will help to make it feel a little better if you are in the sun.

Unfortunately another cold front looks to works its way towards Acadiana Saturday afternoon into the evening producing scattered showers and a couple rumbles of thunder.

Even behind the front it looks like some showers could linger throughout Sunday, which could cause some delays with the UL baseball games next weekend.

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