A major storm system north of the area will help to bring strong southerly winds into the area. These winds could gust over 20 mph at times, with sustained winds in the 15-20 mph range. Skies will start somewhat cloudy, but those clouds will break up leaving a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. Highs will reach the lower 80s. Small craft advisories are posted for the offshore waters.
Tonight, cloudiness will return as lows drop into the upper 60s. Friday, the next low developing over the eastern Rockies, will pull into the plains and continue the warm moist flow into the region. Although winds may not be as strong Friday, it will still remain breezy. A few more isolated showers or thunderstorms will develop with highs near 80 degrees.
By Saturday, the low will deepen allowing rich moisture to pull in. Expect mostly cloudy skies for the day. Scattered showers and storms will start developing, although the thunderstorms aren’t expected until late in the afternoon into the evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center still has much of Acadiana in the “Slight Risk” category for severe weather, with central and northern Louisiana in the “Enhanced” risk. Most of the rough stuff will hold off until Saturday night with the passage of a cold front.
By Sunday, the front will move eastward. Skies will become sunny and highs will only reach the lower 70s. We might see Monday morning’s temperatures in the upper 40s!