Another beautiful day is expected across Acadiana. Although we’ll start out rather cool as morning temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 30s over most areas, with 40s along the coast. Abundant sunshine is expected again today and temperatures will remain rather chilly. Even with dew points staying low and the air mass being very dry, temperatures will only recover into the upper 50s for highs. Breezes will be lighter today.
Cold temperatures are expected again tonight as lows will dip into the upper 30s along and north of the I-10 corridor, lower 40s are expected over the southern sections. Skies will remain clear. Sunny again for the early part of Thursday, with clouds beginning to arrive during the afternoon. Temperatures will warm back into the 60s, which is normal for this time of year.
The next system that we’ve been forecasting for most of the week will arrive Friday. Cloudy skies will start the day, with rain developing by the afternoon. It appears Friday’s rainfall will come in the form of showers, then progressively get heavier as the day goes on. By Friday evening we’ll probably see a steady rain that will linger through Saturday. Low pressure will ride up the Texas coast helping to bring gulf moisture in from the south. An upper trough will bring in Pacific moisture from the west. The track of the Gulf Low should stay along the coast. There may be a brief window where severe weather could come in to play, this threat will primarily be along the coast. Most of us will see soaking rains, with 2-4 inches of rain likely over all areas. The latest track keeps the 5+” rains toward Lake Charles and areas along the Texas state line.
Rains will end by late Saturday. Skies will slowly clear on Sunday with temperatures dropping again. Next week looks dry and clear, at least through Wednesday with below normal temperatures.