Nice/warmer Wednesday; tracking this weekend’s weather-maker

Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 17:46:44-04

Acadiana’s weather will continue to be simply stellar, albeit breezier and warmer Wednesday, before a weak cool front zips on through the area overnight into early Thursday. 

After a milder morning start near 60F, look for mostly sunny skies, breezy south to southwest winds near 12-20 mph and highs near the 80 degree mark for our Wednesday afternoon.

A weak front will pass through the region after midnight with little fanfare, although a few showers (20%) cannot be ruled out, primarily between 2-4 am Thursday. 

Temperatures will cool back into the low-mid 70s Thursday and Friday, while night time/morning lows dip briefly into the upper 40s to lower 50s Friday morning.

Temperatures will warm back up Saturday and it should get breezy ahead of our next storm system that will arrive by Sunday.

While timing and intensity of our next weather-maker are still up in the air, there will probably be a severe weather threat for the area and Louisiana once again.

And with the center of the low moving over the state, along with favorable jet stream dynamics, an "all mode event", including isolated tornadoes, damaging winds & hail will be possible.

It remains way too early to estimate rainfall accurately  but the 1-3" range is a good guess for today.

Moving into next week, plenty of lingering clouds are expected to follow Sunday’s storm system as the upper level support slows to a crawl over the Southeast U.S. 

Sunshine should return for the mid-latter part of the week with temperatures warming just in time for Festival International de Louisiane