Breezy, clouds persist Friday; weekend looks dry and seasonable

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 00:06:58-05

A slow moving upper and surface low pressure system will dominate the weather pattern across Acadiana  and Louisiana through the first part of the weekend with plenty of clouds, cool temperatures, breezy winds and a few light showers or misty sprinkles possible mainly for Friday.

In the near term, there will be some additional in and out cloud cover through this Thursday evening along with roughly a 40% chance of a few shower, and perhaps some rumbles of thunder through midnight.

Overnight, skies will become fair to partly cloudy for a while after midnight before clouds take back over, primarily after 3 or 4 am.

Temperatures will cool into into the lower 40s by morning.

Friday will be characterized by breezy and cool conditions along with mostly cloudy skies.

Gusty southwesterly winds can be expected Friday following the “stacked” low pressure system that will be slowly migrating across the state tomorrow.

Latest Wind Forecasts:


There will be the chance of a few passing, light showers and/or patches of misty drizzle from time to time Friday but they should be more of a nuisance than disruptive..

Temperatures will likely top out in the low to mid 50s for most Saturday, but could stay in the 40s for northern portions of Acadiana all day long.

Meanwhile, offshore, Gale Warnings are posted for Friday along with tides remaining 1-2 feet above predicted levels across Acadiana’s local bays.

Offshore Wind forecasts:


Inland, clouds will likely stick around through Saturday morning for Acadiana with some clearing possible by the latter part of the afternoon…but not a guarantee.

Sunday should be better, with fair to partly cloudy skies and more seasonable, milder temperatures in the afternoon.

Highs Saturday will be in the upper 50s and Sunday, in the low to mid 60s.

Overnight lows will continue in the 40s.

The weather pattern for much of next week looks rather quiet and seasonable other than the chance of some periods of rain with a quick-moving system Wednesday night…there won’t be any major warm-ups nor any arctic chills, perhaps through Christmas.

Latest Long-Range Forecast:


And with any luck, next weekend’s forecast looks pretty good too per the latest 10 Day Forecast.