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Early summer temperatures expected this week

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Posted at 5:38 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 06:49:54-04

A pretty persistent ridge has dominated the forecast over the last couple of days, and taking a look at the forecast through the rest of the week that same ridge will remain in control.

That ridge will be the main culprit in what will be a substantial warm up here in Acadiana, temperatures by the middle of the week will feel more like May than April.

Acadiana will sit on the northern edge of this high pressure which will be transporting moisture into the area which may translate to some clouds and even a few spotty showers.

Shower activity the next couple of days will be mostly isolated and short lived with slightly better chances for Tuesday morning.

Highs in the meantime will be in the low 80s to start the week, but by Wednesday we'll see afternoon temperatures close to the 90 degree mark, lows will be in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Rain chances look to spike on Saturday with a low pressure system moving through the central part of the state, this would result in showers and storms picking up across Acadiana for the first half of the weekend.

It would be a good idea though to take any long range forecasts with a larger grain of salt than usual with models much less reliable in the mid to long range, this due to all of the grounded planes.

Almost all those aircraft are outfitted with sensors to take weather measurements which feed into our models, without those measurements though models will be missing key pieces of information.

This simply means that it's more important to pay attention to forecast trends and less focusing on a single day and time and not checking back in.